The slower we move now, the more people will become ill or die.
Well, talking with my family when I had the distinct need to panic buy and hoard face-masks and rubber gloves the other day, (I didn’t); not only is this deeply rooted in the brains of every one of us, it is (at least I believe) amplified in some groups.
…all the way from human genome project, face transplants, over-the-counter Viagra, genomics and gene therapy to long-length of stay, delayed discharges and workforce crises.
There is that scene in Mary Poppins where there is a run on the father’s bank;
For years after I got up in the morning she would hop on to my bed and curl up on my still warm, vacant spot.
Not the Tibetan kind (single ‘l’), rather the South American variety.
Those who spit.
I watch the ripples change their size But never leave the stream Of warm impermanence So, wrote David Bowie in 1972. Whenever I think of change these lyrics play in my mind. Let’s take a position on change – it is essential; critical to the survival of our species – we grow, learn, adapt andContinue reading “Change, standing still and evolution”
You might think it odd, (unless you know me, and you know that odd is my modus operandi), that only this morning, at 640 am to be precise, did it dawn on me that the age difference between my children and I is a generation. A generation is usually considered to be somewhere around 25Continue reading “Generation”
So, yes, I’m a doctor, part scientist, part shaman, and a little bit trickster.
For the past thirty years or so I have been living in guilt. Perhaps, shame or self-reproach are better words, all to do with my weekend nap. I love a nap. Indeed, any opportunity I can get, I nap. In the past I have even napped at work – something that were I not aContinue reading “Schlaf / Shlof”
Transformation is explaining love or hate or fear. Anxiety, hope and tomorrow.
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?”
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
We humans are so incredibly expert at communication that we often forget about its importance, a little like breathing – which in a similar vein, is only an issue when you can’t.
How to change the system?
And so, back to the junior doctors –
One of Bruce’s other sayings was that JKD was ‘a circle without a circumference’ I think I might be starting to understand where he was heading with that idea.