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Aug 26, 2012

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Person Focused
As a nurse and a patient advocate, I have a passion for ensuring that health care becomes more "person focused." By that I mean, that the preferences and individual needs of each person seeking care be respected and addressed. The tag line for this is "You are a patient some of the time, but you are a PERSON all of the time." Being person focused is really about caring enough to understand and know the heart of an individual. Everyone is unique. Each person possesses God given talents and gifts. You were handcrafted by God and are unlike anyone else. The same is true of every individual you meet. Many are quick to jump to conclusions. Few take the time and interest to listen and know the individuals they encounter on life's journey.

Jesus Christ demonstrated the power and beauty of being person focused and modeled this for us over and over again. He was person focused when he meet the woman at the well and the blind man whose sight he restored. He touched and transformed them and many others like "Saul of Tarsus" and Nicodemus. Certainly, Jesus spent time speaking to the multitudes and impacting lives in that way, but he also displayed the importance of being person focused.

Perhaps Jesus has transformed you, from the person you were before you met him, into the person you are now in Christ. If you have not yet come to know Jesus Christ as your personal Savior it is not too late. He is knocking at the door of your heart wanting to come in and transform you into a new person. He loves you and wants to have a personal relationship with you. There are many churches and ways to start your walk with Christ. Here is just one link you can consider to begin your person focused journey with the LORD.

"Anyone who belongs to Christ is a new person. The past is forgotten, and everything is new." 2 Corinthians 5:17

Read Gail's Person Focused Total Health Blog 

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