The difference between a job and a profession is a matter of ownership. Anyone who is applying for employment understands that the job they seek actually belongs to someone else. It is typically offered by an individual or a corporation who defines the job and determines who is qualified to perform it. If the job holder is unable or unwilling to do the work, the owner takes the job back ...

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Amid all the political rancor and media hoopla currently surrounding the American healthcare system and the clamor for reform from all sides, one question has gone unasked; what exactly is this thing we call healthcare? Is it the local hospital with its giant façade and ambulances coming and going all hours of the day and night? Is it the clinic where you sit and wait to have your blood pressure ...

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Physicians have historically been fairly well compensated for their efforts and thus have enjoyed many of the comforts of modern life. Most would agree this is the result of years of hard work, perseverance, intellect and dedication. In general these are also traits along with professional integrity, which raised physicians to a position of relative prominence and trust within our society. But in recent years that social position and economic ...

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Have you ever owned a dog? If so, did you ever take him to the vet? I’m sure that even if you don’t own a pet, you understand the gist of the question, but now I’d like to ask it again in a different way. Before taking your animal to the doggie doctor, do you ask the little guy which vet he wants to see, or what treatment he wants ...

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