Previous Challenge Entry (Level 4 – Masters)
Topic: HEALTH (10/13/16)
TITLE: The Examination of One Nation
By Cindy Duncan
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Patient Examination Summary
Patient name: One Nation
Reason for visit: Checkup
Blood Pressure: Borderline high
Energy Level: Lethargic
Sight: Almost totally blind
Diet: High in sin
Exercise: Mostly inactive
Having met with One Nation for quite some time, I noticed a strong sense of pride, and an unwillingness to accept the declining state of her health. The patient did not want to be examined, and continually expressed her opinion that her appointment with me was unnecessary. She assured me that she had no need of me, or anything else.
It is this lack of concern for her own health that is causing her lukewarm temperature. I would like to see her temperature rise, but even a lower temperature would be preferable to this lukewarm state. It actually makes it difficult for me to even treat her.
When I asked her to read the eye chart, for example, she refused at first, saying that she could see just fine. When I did convince her to have her eyes tested, the tests confirmed that she was almost completely blind. I shared with her how her vision can be restored, and that I could open her eyes almost immediately, but she lacked the faith required for my method to be successful.
It is my expert opinion that the patient’s weight is a symptom of her intake of material with high sin content, and her lack of heart stimulating exercise. I offered her more healthy alternatives, and even volunteered to walk with her on a daily basis, as I do with many of my patients. I explained how this exercise would help remove some of the weight she was carrying, which would in turn lower her blood pressure and quicken her pulse rate. In addition to these benefits, a daily walk with me would do much to lift her mood, give her energy, and give her a more abundant life in general.
As I talked to my patient about her options for improving her health, her hearing problem became quite evident. At times, she would not even respond to my questions. I believe she suffers from what is sometimes called “selective hearing,” because I found no physical problems with her ears.
Concerning the hardening of her heart, which is by far the most serious of her health issues, my patient’s prognosis is not good. It is a chronic condition that will only worsen if she does not take the necessary steps to correct it. This condition will greatly reduce her quality of life, and may even lead to her untimely demise.
In conclusion, I have prescribed the following list as the most effective path to healing for my patient. Whether she accepts this cure will be up to her, but I will continue to plead with her to follow my advice.
1. Humble Herself
3. Seek My Face
4. Turn From Her Wicked Ways
The Great Physician, Jesus Christ
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