The Unsafe Resident.

There are labels, and then there are labels. Good, bad, ugly. Then there’s the one that will absolutely kill your resident, or intern, or medical student. Or colleague. Grey World via Compfight Unsafe.   Let’s be careful when we use that one. Nothing burns like that, nothing sucks like that, nothing taints like that. ItContinue Reading

Stories work, statistics don’t.

Narratives have become required activities for family medicine residents. And usually bring muted groans and eye rolls. If not stated explicitly, most residents question the utility of this activity, and at best look at it as a hurdle, a necessary exercise. You can see some at http://www.cfpc.ca/Stories/. Alberto Racatumba via Compfight “Stories beat statistics, andContinue Reading

The future family medicine clinic?

We may have seen the future family medicine clinic. lamont_cranston via Compfight At the October OntarioMD EMR conference, one group presented last, or almost last. Exhaustion was palpable. Slumping replaced sitting. But this group was enthused. These young people, recent grads, had developed their own software additions to use in concert with Oscar, the openContinue Reading

OntarioMD EMR:Every Step Conference. Step?

OntarioMD EMR:Every Step Conference, from Potential to Practice, Toronto 2015/Oct 1. A.Shazly via Compfight Bigger and better than ever with more attendees than ever. Or I think that was the quote, or close enough. Was it? I won’t question the attendees count. It was packed.   There was a refreshing start. Faces of Health Care,Continue Reading

Learning Type Tripe?

You can discover your learning type online for $11.50. (The Learning Type Measure, Learning Measures Online). I felt that it was a  bit of a scam, but did it, and hoped that using this would teach me otherwise. I wanted to learn how to teach people, patients and students, that have different approaches to learningContinue Reading

Father Damien of Molokai

Self Sacrifice Incarnate Holy Man: Father Damien of Molokai, by Gavan Daws.(1973) Honolulu:University of Hawaii Press. ISBN: 978-0-8248-0920-1. 293 pp. Paperback   Read about Father Damien of Molokai. Learn about leprosy, about medicine, and about life. This book is a biography of a man, and history of the times. A man is born to aContinue Reading