“Verily the lust for comfort murders the passion of the soul, and then walks grinning at the funeral.”
Khalil Gibran, On Houses
Recently, I engaged with some colleagues in a heartfelt conversation about the sense of purpose I feel when caring for patients during the transition times in their life. Oftentimes these transitions occur following a new diagnosis or change in patient status. We spoke of the value of continuity in the doctor-patient relationship and the importance of being fully present in the moment. This requires that physicians go beyond the external trappings of the encounter and commit the entirety of their self to the patient relationship at that moment.Read More
“We’re burned out about talking about burnout.”
This seemed to be the sentiment of my fourth-year medical school class as we spent the last month of our training in a course called “Successful Interning,” where we learned tips and tricks — both medical and personal — on how to survive our first year of residency.Read More
I admit it: I love apps. It may be a sign of an aging brain needing a little assistance, but I can live with that. I have discussed the role of the electronic era in the past but I thought it was time to update the subject with a few recommendations. These tools have been useful in both direct patient care and especially for teaching of students and residents.
Here are just a few useful apps:Read More