For me, the difference between the two belts and their equivalents in medicine can be described as transactional and transformational care.
…you see your destination and intuitively perceive that the way to arrive at that goal is not straightforward, indeed, you might learn that it is only a stepping-stone towards something else.
It perhaps has something to do with my internet settings or preferences, I don’t know; you see, I get a number of emails from different national and international health organisations informing me of conferences and award ceremonies taking place in the realm of Quality Improvement. This is the science of doing things better in healthContinue reading “Flow; best left to plumbers.”
It is hard to be an Outsider.
It is hard to go it alone.
We humans aren’t designed for prolonged battles of isolation;
Now, here is the question.
How many of us are happy?
And here is the connection back to Frankl. A safe workplace is joyful. Safety is achieved through the staff having a sense of control of their own lives and meaning for their efforts.
Eat a healthy diet
Get enough sunlight
Get enough sleep
Spend time with family and friends
The Wicked aspect is freeing-up the capacity of the patients, their doctors and nurses, the health and social care system to allow the rules to be bent.
What is important and where we must return is the individual starfish.
Last night I watched a re-run of ‘Lost Land of the Tiger’ – this is a nature documentary with Steve Backshall, Scottish Wildlife Cameraman Gordon Buchanan, Scottish Entomologist George McGavin and others wandering about the highlands and lowlands of Bhutan in search of evidence of tigers. The programme focuses on the creation of a ‘tigerContinue reading “Tigers, Scotsmen, and hospitals”