See One, Do One, Teach One

The world of medical education is full of tricks, tips, mnemonics, and centuries of structured process. One of the concepts born in the corridors of teaching hospitals of the world is the idea of: See One, Do One, Teach One.

If you’re unfamiliar with the concept, fear not, it is exactly as it sounds. No matter the level of medical training, the expectation is this: […]

Not personal, just business

 

Has anyone ever justified their actions by telling you what they had to do was, “not personal, it was just business?” The silly thing about such a statement is the idea the something affecting you isn’t personal. If it is part of your life – it is personal.

All that said, there are times when we simply have an unpleasant job to do and, if we’re lucky we can separate the job from the people it will affect. Whenever I hear someone say, “It’s not personal, it’s just business,” I am reminded of  Ralph E. Wolf and Sam Sheepdog from Looney Tunes (see above). If you don’t know what I’m talking about, watch the video at the end of this post. […]