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Sphincter Blues

Sphincter Blues | Medical Blog

“One of life’s underappreciated pleasures is the filling and emptying of one’s hollow viscus.” —attributed to Samuel Johnson, but maybe not.

Admit it, we all love filling our tummies, that much is obvious. But isn’t a good bowel movement also a pleasurable sensation?…

Reducing Attrition Rates: Finding True Grit

Reducing Attrition Rates: Finding True Grit | Guest Blog

"If the word ever got out that applicants to surgery residencies are being screened for grit, you can bet that only those with high 'clueless' levels will score poorly."

A Question About Today’s Standard of Care

A Question About Today’s Standard of Care | Medical Blog

"Is it acceptable for postop care to be handled by the surgical PA with medical management by the Hospitalist?"

Why Doctors Are Losing the Public’s Trust

Why Doctors Are Losing the Public’s Trust | Medical Blog

"The public is losing their trust in us. They see us as driven for profit. They feel we don’t listen to their concerns anymore and don’t care what they want or need."

Anyone Can Become Angry, That’s Easy

Anyone Can Become Angry, That’s Easy | Medical Blog

" Yelling at the staff doesn’t make them work harder or smarter; it just makes them dislike working with you. "

Appeals Court Strips Graduate of MD Degree

Appeals Court Strips Graduate of MD Degree | Guest Blog

"The school’s definition of professionalism in moral judgment terms was deemed appropriate and should not be separated from academic performance."

Touch

Touch | Medical Blog

"The value of the therapeutic touch is being marginalized by the pressures of time and the diffusion of responsibility through the emphasis on team care."

Legal Pitfalls: Proctoring, Supervising, and Coaching

Legal Pitfalls: Proctoring, Supervising, and Coaching | Guest Blog

"I fail to see how a proctor or coach could not intervene if she saw that a surgeon being observed was about to cut a common bile duct or remove the wrong organ."

The Paucity of Doctor Leaders in Medicine

The Paucity of Doctor Leaders in Medicine | Medical Blog

"There is a true lack of physician leaders in medicine these days—and there has never been a time when we need physician leaders more. Many of us feel that we have lost control of our profession and are increasingly being forced to follow others’ protocols."

A 17-Year-Old Boy Impersonates a Doctor

A 17-Year-Old Boy Impersonates a Doctor | Guest Blog

"Remarkably, no one has called this a system error. I wonder what sort of system, if any, that hospital uses to identify its personnel."

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