“The moment you claim you know everything is the moment you’ve created a ceiling at the level of knowledge that you’re willing to learn.”
Humans will always make mistakes regardless of their training, experience, or determination. In other words, the universal constant is that human infallibility is impossible, and those who build a system that depends on the absence of serious human mistakes will fail utterly.
We must expect literally every medical order to contain a potentially lethal mistake.
~John J Nance, JD
What other enterprise in this nation with such high responsibility and potential liability would tolerate the level of individual practice variation that has become standard in medicine? Try this: Would you fly on an airline that lets their captains decide individually whether to use flaps or checklists, or turn on all the engines for take off? Would you want your neighborhood nuclear power plant to run in freeform, avant-garde style by a manager who thinks he’s smarter than the rules and is intent on experimenting with, say, the cooling valve positions and fuel rod extraction procedures?
~John J Nance, JD
When a true genius appears, you will know him by this sign: that all the dunces are in a confederacy against him.
“My shirt and I are in a fight. It was too tight to get all the way up my arm for a flu shot, so I had to take it off. Then I lost an important button am now showing major cleavage.”
I am begging you to resist the pressures of pragmatism, of money, of the oily cowardice of diplomats and to stand up resolutely and proudly for humanity the world over, as your movement is pledged to do. Wave your Olympic flag with pride as we gay men and women wave our Rainbow flag with pride. Be brave enough to live up to the oaths and protocols of your movement.
~British actor/journalist/activist Stephen Fry, to the international community on the treatment of the LGBT community in Russia and the Sochi Olympics
If you ask me what I came into this world to do, I will tell you; I came to live out loud.
A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.
I think Herm and I would have been good friends.
regarding chief residents…
As Chiefs do you get to wear some cool identifier? not like a head-dress, of course, that would just be too silly.
You’s a doctor. Gotta wear scrubs, yell ‘stat!’ and save lives.
Yup, apparently this is what I do all day long…
I’m not normally one to get into a Twitter war with people, but I am all about defending my views. So when I read this tweet (which a follower retweeted) post DOMA decision, I couldnt help myself.
I’m sorry that your life is ruined because marriage equality is being shoved in your face. I’m sure all the LGBT folks out there who constantly have heteronormative culture shoved in their face love knowing that until yesterday they were considered second class citizens. Which I’m pretty sure is what I tweeted back yesterday.
Naturally it took her a day to respond back, at which point she told me that the Bible says so. We then traded jabs about scripture from the Bible, during which I was told that the Old Testament doesn’t matter and that modern Christians are taught to follow the New Testament because Jesus “came back and fixed it”. So apparently we’re just throwing out the Old Testament entirely, although she then countered with the age old god “would have made Adam and Steve” argument – which correct me if I’m wrong is from the Old Testament…
For the record, just because I support marriage equality, doesn’t mean I need a lesson on what’s written in the Bible. I was raised Catholic – I know what’s written in the “Good Book”.
I’ve had a couple of posts on here about the book Let’s Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson (again, strongly recommended to read because you may actually pee your pants laughing at certain points). Well today, I actually went to her blog. And found this little number. And about peed my pants again.
The very first one MAY actually be my favorite.Conversation with Victor after the 40,000th time I failed to answer my phone: Victor: I AM GOING TO STRANGLE YOU. WHY DON’T YOU EVER FUCKING ANSWER YOUR PHONE WHEN I CALL YOU? me: I didn’t hear it because I was too busy yelling at some idiot who claimed that you weren’t the most understanding and patient husband in the world. Victor: I…don’t even know what to say to that. me: You should probably just say “Thank you.”