I met a very, very old woman yesterday. She was, in fact, the oldest person I have ever encountered. I won’t go into the details as, I haven’t gained consent and, that is not my focus; what I was trying to get my head around was the span of her life. She was born inContinue reading “Old”
I have just been reading Matthew Syed’s Black Box Thinking. Much of it was a revision of the work around patient safety and quality improvement that I have been reading for the past couple of years. One thing that stood-out for me was the relationship between incremental improvement and innovation. Matthew explains this using theContinue reading “Twin-peaks?”
I say x is y, you believe y is z and we keep-on going. This is at least part of the explanation for why Rtump has won and why we argue; why we fail to see eye to eye and why, what to me is obvious is as clear as mud to you. We allContinue reading “Cognitive dissonance (i)”
In fact, I saw two examples of good practice – one was probably better than the other, but both had a positive outcome of patients; I’ll explain. We have been working for the past couple of years on a ‘pathway’ to guide doctors and nurses in the hospital on how to treat those patients who haveContinue reading “I saw some great practice this week”
Sure, life is suffering – so Buddha has taught us; in the 21st Century, the new mantra is that suffering is optional. We know what leads to suffering –
The food I tested on my travels was bad.