I can’t help myself. Here is my favorite all-telling quote of the month which I heard at a recent meeting:
“If she doesn’t trust me enough, maybe we should fire her”
The AMA sent out a recent survey on physician job satisfaction. I was impressed and heartened by the questions it asked. Things like do you feel free to speak up? can you be the same person in all of your meetings? Being unable to name your fears, tell your truth, or comment on something wrong for fear of getting fired is detrimental to the whole organization and poisons the entire atmoshphere.
If you are in the business of healthcare – whether as a direct care provider who is doing their best in an increasingly complex system with an increasingly complex panel of patients, a hospital medicine group leader who is trying to keep a group afloat and lead people through this rocky terrain or a hospital […]
I’m so excited that it’s (finally!) almost time for SHM’s annual conference! Last year I missed HM17 – for the first time in a dozen years – due to a death in the family, so I’ve been experiencing “annual conference withdrawal syndrome” for a long time now. There’s no cure for that, other than a […]
There is an orange tree in our backyard planted around the birth of our first child. It thrives 11 years later, providing a plentiful bounty of fruit each winter. Nearby, a mango tree was planted when our second daughter was born. That tree never made it; the roots didn’t take hold, and it was gone […]