We can counter heightened reptilian attachment with specific and generic antidotes:
Specific antidotes follow the reptilian traits,
Haste by “Not so fast. Think first.”
It’s not who is right, but what’s right. The patient’s well-being is more important than […]
What would you say if I told you that you can determine at any point of the day, whether you are more error prone than you could (or very well should) be? What if it was as easy as glancing at your wrist watch, a clock or similar measurement device to figure out exactly […]
The Five Reptilian-revealing Questions:
1. Am I now more irritated than usual?
The hiss of the reptile within is one of impatience or irritability. John Keats, who trained as a physician, wrote of this impediment to quality work: “At once it struck me what quality went to form a Man of Achievement, especially in […]
Just like every human being in the world, you are prone to errors. Worry not, if you’ve reached this post then you are well on your way to becoming less error-prone. You would probably like to know some techniques to reduce your own errors in life, thereby maximizing your performance (whether on the job, being […]
In the conclusion to his excellent book Thinking, Fast and Slow, Nobel Prize-winner Dr. Daniel Kahneman asks “what can be done about biases? How can we improve judgments and decisions…?”
So, just what can we do about our biases?
Dr. Kkahneman answers, “the short answer is that little […]
Daniel Kahneman, in his Nobel-prize winning book ”Thinking, Fast and Slow” refers to two systems in the mind; System 1 and System 2.
In this and subsequent posts, we will take a deeper look at Kahneman’s “Systems view” of the two systems in the mind. We will discuss how they operate and perhaps most importantly, […]
- Your Theory of Error Matters
- Meditate on death to live more fully.
- Tolstoy’s Ivan Illyich asks, “how have I lived?” A Cautionary Tale.
- Ivan Illyich’s Doctors treat his disease but neglect him.
- The Elephant in the Dark House
- “Needless” Mr. Lemond’s reflection on end of life gasping for breath.
- We see what we expect to see.
- The ageless conquest of oneself
- The Inner Game of Golf- of Medicine
- What advice would you give to a medical student?
- “That was a curious incident – the corneal abrasion did not pain.
- Poems to jolt when humanity has flat-lined in the hosptial
- Heard at a Journal Club On “the Difficult Encounter”
- Brochure for upcoming CME event: Staying Tuned La Malbaie, May 8th, 2016
- Staying Tuned CME May 8th at La Malbaie QC
- Percocet (oxycodone): This White Collar Heroin is a dog collar. Who will escape?
- Is Cynicism pernicious to your health?
- Should the privileged get privileged care?
- Antoine Saint de Exupery (or The Carpenter and his Block of Wood)
- Heartsink is a better term than Difficult Patient?
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