At present I am reading ‘The Death of Methuselah and Other Stories’ by Isaac Bashevis Singer; this perhaps is the reason that Yiddish words are buzzing around my consciousness. I spend most of my time in an English-head, that is, when I am not within medicine; occasionally I slip into Hebrew although not very often.Continue reading “A Yiddish aside”
The butcher, is after all several rungs above Tevye as he struggles with the milk-round.
On Friday I attended the Yorkshire and Humber Patient Safety Collaborative ‘One Year On’ conference. A number of speakers from the region discussed the work they are doing to make predominantly hospitals, but all care in the wider sense, safer, less likely to result in inadvertent harm. Primum non nocere – first, do no harm,Continue reading “Human Factors, space-time and Yiddishkeit”