Ebola read all about it in The Plague by Albert Camus
Hearing of the Ebola pestilence in West Africa, I took down Albert Camus’s The Plague – The city Oran in Algeria is stricken with the bubonic plague. I have selected some scenes from the novel […]
What is the first step in improving one’s work?
Sir William Osler stressed the value of studying one’s errors. “Start out with the conviction that absolute truth is hard to reach in matters relating to our fellow creatures, healthy or diseased, that slips in observation are inevitable even with the best trained faculties, […]
Premature Ventricular Contraction (PVCs of the heart) is a pause in physical heart response, whereas PVCs of emotion are theoretical pauses suggested to be observed during a Physician’s emotional response to their patient.
ECG showing three normal beats and a pre-ventricular (PVC) followed […]
While many errors are prevented by improving the system in which physicians and health care providers work, I have, however, focused on the inner workings of the mind and poise of the physician during care of the patient. This focus impressed me at a Crew Resource Management Course (CRM) at the Moncton Flight College. A objective of the […]
I am happy to announce that this past August, my article “Rattle Oneself to Self-Awareness” passed critical review and was then published in the journal of Academic Emergency Medicine […]
Would you have Hamlet for your doctor??
When a physician hears a patient recounts the history of their symptoms, the physician is often puzzled as to the cause of these symptoms. When Hamlet hears the Ghost’s story he is also puzzled whether the Ghost is his father’s or the devil in disguise teeing up him […]
- 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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