Healthcare professionals are healers, caregivers, motivators, and teachers, and their importance lies in the fact that without them, we would not be able to diagnose, treat or take proper care of ourselves.
However also equally important is the need for regular people to be better educated about taking care of each other. Lay people need to be educated about the various diseases and illness out there that can endanger their lives. This way they can look after their own health and not totally rely on a doctor.
The importance of healthcare education for the masses cannot be stressed on enough. The general public needs to be better educated and informed about their own health. This is an important issue that needs to be addressed and soon. People need to understand that their health care is in their own hands. They have to take care of themselves, not the doctor. The message that needs to be spread is that health care education should now be promoted among school goings kids, so that children while growing up can learn how to look after themselves and can pass on this message to their families and friends.
Society needs to realize that the numbers of patients far outweigh the number of doctors available, and people need to look after their own health. By introducing and endorsing health care to the public at all levels, from school programs to community programs, the importance of health care can be better emphasized and the need to look after ones self can be better illustrated. More needs to be done to improve the field of health care education so that the nation in general can live a much healthier life.