Pick A Pathologist Pal Day:
Celebrated annually on December 13th, the National Pathologist Day encourages you to pursue friendships with a pathologist or a coroner. While pathologists spend all their lives in their duties and academic pursuits and coroners are busy around the clock, they can also be your go-to pal when the times get tough!
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Why Pick A Pathologist Day?
When you hear the word pathologist or coroner, you may go blank if you’re not associated with the science field. A pathologist is the Sherlock Holmes of the medical field. A pathologist is also known as the doctor of doctors, as any patient care follows the instructions and interpretation of the pathologist. Pathologists can be involved in teaching, investigating, and diagnosing disease or medical conditions.
Coroners are people who investigate and determine the manner of death. They rely on the medical officers and the forensic pathologist for medical reasons. Both pathologists and coroners deal with a lot of pressures and ordeals and these jobs are certainly not for the faint-hearted. While a pathologist is occupied with academic pursuits and in critical decision making regarding the treatments or death, the coroners have to wreck their brains to solve the most grueling death scenes and deal with families in their darkest hour.
While the pathologists and coroners are occupied in demanding jobs they are indeed flesh and blood in need of company! They have dealt with the most gruesome scenarios all their lives and it is very little they haven’t seen in this world. Befriending a pathologist or a coroner can remind you that whatever life brings in there is nothing that you can’t overcome with diligence and perseverance.
Both pathologists and coroners require excellent communication skills to convey the results, events etc. With a pathologist or coroner pal, you can always expect open conversations about the most difficult things in life, and you can rely on them no matter what! Their influence can change your outlook on life, as they value time and know that life is too precious. It’s a shallow mindset to type-cast pathologists, coroners, or any high profile job holders to be boring or dull. Get to know them first and then you can decide.
A pathologist is capable of befriending more than a microscope, and so is a coroner. Their analytical and intuitive skills can help you gain more insights into your life, and being individuals who handle a great deal of psychological stress on a daily basis, they can help you to cope up with whatever life brings to your plate. This day reminds us that life is too short and it’s just a pathologist or coroner away to help you understand the value of life, to live each moment, and be thankful for it!
How Can We Observe Pick A Pathologist Pal Day:
- Get A Pathologist or Coroner Pal!
While this may not be an easy task to go hunting for a pathologist or coroner pal, social media and LinkedIn profiles can help you to find them. And do explain the context for a smooth transition to acquaintance and friendship.
● Embrace the life of a Pathologist or a Coroner.
Be a pathologist or a coroner if you have the analytical skills and introspective nature.
- Appreciate your Pathologist Or Coroner friend
Both the pathologists and Coroners play an important role in the medical and investigative fields. Appreciate their hard work and contributions by enquiring about their day to day lives and giving them small tokens of appreciation!
- Celebrate the Pathologists and Coroners!
Share your experiences with your pathologist and Coroner friends and promote the holiday in social media using #PickAPathologistPalDay
Interesting Facts about Pick A Pathologist Pal Day:
- In 2009, the National Academy Of Sciences reported the shortage of forensic pathologists in comparison with the rising toll of deaths.
- The National Association of medical examiners observed that to ensure competent services the number of autopsies handled by the forensic pathologist should be limited to 250-350 per year.
- The coroners were known as the crowners in 12th century England. They were assigned with the task of investigating suspicious deaths by the royalty. They were also expected to collect death tax which is basically the belongings of the deceased.
- William Penn appointed one of the first coroners in 1862, for the American colonies.
- Pathology services for patients are a prerequisite for determining the clinical pathways.
- As a result of a collaboration between the cellular pathologists, scientists and family doctors, the screening introduced for cervical cancer has reduced its rate up to 42%.
- The vaccines for pets developed with the help of veterinary pathologists have decreased the rate of cat flu and other diseases common in pets.
History Of Pick A Pathologist Day:
Pick a Pathologist day is the creation of Thomas and Ruth Roy, the owners of wellcat.com. Wellcat holidays claim that pathologists and coroners are a jolly-lot and befriending them can be a reminder that life comes with no guarantee and to enjoy yourself every moment.