The holidays are the most wonderful time of the year, but this year, a season usually dedicated to peace on Earth has been overshadowed by the coronavirus pandemic. Doctors, nurses, and healthcare professionals on the front lines have been working tirelessly to fight an unseen enemy and put their lives on the line daily by caring for individuals fighting COVID-19.
If you're in doubt that the power of positivity can make a difference, then take a look at the work of Dr. Hunter "Patch" Adams. This name might be familiar as the 1998 film starring Robin Williams featured the daring Doctor who's life's work is dedicated to transforming medical care through laughter.
Dr. Patch Adams is such a believer in happiness in medicine that he started the Gesundheit Institute, which uses smiles as the primary guiding light on the road to wellness. This holiday season, bring positivity and light to the healthcare heroes in your life with a gift that speaks to the occasion.
Holiday-Themed Medical Necessities Can Lift Spirits
If you aren't quite sure where to start, a Holiday-themed stethoscope can bring instant holiday cheer in one of its many festive colors. The Littmann Classic III stethoscope is ideal for people who would like to give a gift on a budget. The Littmann Cardiology IV stethoscope is a high-quality piece of medical equipment that will last.
This top pick contains superior acoustic qualities that have made it a recognized and desired stethoscope in the medical profession. This particular model comes in 37 different colors, and the red, gold, or rainbow tone selections add the perfect pop of color to this device that plays such a significant role in medical care.
The Littmann Core Digital stethoscope is a high-end gift for medical pros that are also tech enthusiasts. Healthcare professionals that work with children or in the pediatric field would enjoy a fun pediatric stethoscope decorated with miniature cartoon characters and critters, and a Dino Reflex Hammer makes the gift complete.
A personal touch that speaks volumes is having any new stethoscope engraved with the giftee's name and profession. Another accessory that can afford to gain a festive touch are examination penlights that can also be laser engraved with the recipient's name or practice.
Moving on Requires Kindness
Small acts of kindness are how the world can heal, and even though this year's holiday season has been overshadowed with times of grief for many in the medical field, the power of gratitude and kindness contains restorative powers and is a direct reflection of this season of giving.
Gifts for medical workers don't just have to be for people you know in the field. Making either a group or individual donation to a hospital or local healthcare facility will be well-received, and showing the people who have and are making such a big difference in the world is needed more than ever before.
The coronavirus vaccines being given to those first in line to receive the shot have served as a ray of sunshine in the medical community and the world just in time for this holiday season. Adding a special thank you on top of this monumental shift towards winning the battle with COVID-19 can be the boost medical professionals need to make it to the end of the pandemic.