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CNS Office - Doctor. Doctor. Annd Doctor.

Posted June 15, 2022, 10:47 p.m. by Lieutenant Seddk Vock (Chief Medical Officer) (James Sinclair)

Posted by Lieutenant Siennadye Nox (Counselor) in CNS Office - Doctor. Doctor. Annd Doctor.

Posted by Lieutenant Seddk Vock (Chief Medical Officer) in CNS Office - Doctor. Doctor. Annd Doctor.

Posted by Lieutenant Siennadye Nox (Counselor) in CNS Office - Doctor. Doctor. Annd Doctor.
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Surprised at herself she let it show on her face before smiling apologetically. “Did I get your rank wrong? I apologize. Thank you for correcting me. You would be surprised how many people fear to correct a counselor.” Sienna turned automatically to the replicator on the wall between her desk and the sitting area to get them both Vulcan tea. It had been a while since she had partaken of the calming drink and found that she was in the mood for it.

She turned with the replicated tray with the tea service and shook her head. “No. I don’t analyze people much by where they choose to sit when first meeting me. I find that it rarely gives me more information than simply speaking to them will give me. Choose a seat and I shall sit near so that we may share the tea comfortably.”

Nox, CNS

Vock nodded slightly in acknowledgement and then sat at the far side of the area so the Counselor would be closer to her desk.

“I have always found dealings with Counselors to be quite intriguing. It is an interesting opportunity to experience the combination of logical response to emotional stimuli and interpersonal dialogue. So please do not feel that my being Vulcan should in any way hamper or change how you approach this evaluation, Lieutenant. It is my responsibility to answer you as truthfully and accurately as I can… not yours to tailor an evaluation based on my species. Although, I can see how that would be necessary in some cases. I would not approach a Naussican in the same I would approach a Deltan, for instance.”

Vock, CMO

“Well that is exactly the point.” She said as she took a seat and set down the tea service, beginning to put the elements together in the classic way taught to her by a Vulcan friend years ago. “Your species and how you were raised and educated is one of the many ways I tailor my approach to anyone. Granted, this is only our first meeting and I may have to change my approach after we have become acquainted, but I find that I do well enough with the information in a patient’s file to start with. I suppose there is always the argument over which is more vital to the way one approaches life, nature vs nurture vs environment and all that. Plus, being Betazoid, I do find that I get a feel sometimes even before I meet someone, on how I should approach a situation.”

“So, let us just say that each person is unique and that I am always capable of flexibility on how I approach them.” She smiled and handed Vock a cup of tea to doctor as he wished for his personal preferences and then began to set up her own cup.

Nox, CNS

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Vock took the cup and inclined his head slightly in thanks. He sipped the hot liquid and then leaned back slightly, but kept his back straight. He was relaxed, more so than most Vulcans in the same situation, and he looked at the Counselor and said “Nature versus nurture versus environment.... intriguing. I would suggest that an individual’s perspective is shaped by all of those. The difficult part would be assigning which was most influential… a task made more complex by the fact that, I would surmise, the influence of each changes dependent upon the circumstances the individual is in. I do not envy you your choice of field, Counselor.” and he took another sip, giving her the very slightest hint of a smile.

Vock, CMO

“Ah but it is the complexities that make it so intriguing to me. I started in your field and still maintain my physicians licenses but I have found my passion for the mental and emotional state of a being is more my speed. I would say, given the variety of species in your care, that your have quite a bit of complexity to deal with as well. It takes a special type of being to work in either field. Which would you say is most influential for you? Nature, Nurture, or Environment?” She sipped her tea and let it warm her, mirroring his level of relaxation with her own.

Nox, CNS

Vock thought for a moment and then said “I would posit that they are all influential, and that none take precedence over each other. I rely on each for strength depending on the circumstance I find myself in. By nature I am intrigued by disease, thus my studies and efforts in virology. Nuture I rely on when dealing with emotionally compromised patients, using it to remain aware that logic fails many during times of immense stress. Environment in childhood and adolescence shoes how I extrapolate information and filter through conscious and unconscious perceptions. So it would be illogical to assign an overall importance to one when they all are of importance.”

Vock, CMO

“It would be illogical,” She said, “If they were all equal in influence, but they aren’t. No matter how one might like to put them in the equality box, there is always one that outweighs the others in influence over your life. But I digress. If you do not wish to choose, we can leave it be. I was merely curious.”

She sipped her tea and set down the cup. “Have you found any difficulties in handling patients who are not Vulcan?”

Nox, CNS

Vock sipped his tea for a moment and then said “No. I have not. Outside of the non-commonality of physiologies, of course. Medicine, regardless of species, has a central goal: to mend what is broken and create a better and healthier being. The steps to do this are based on logic and science. Even the platitudes and comforts a Doctor must give serve a logical and quantifiable purpose, that being to assist a patient through the healing process.” and he took another sip.

Vock, CMO


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