I think that one of the major pitfalls we, as caregivers, might fall into is to practice defensive medicine rather than safe and mindful medicine. We will have to decide if we are in the business of defending and covering for ourselves rather than serving the best interest of the patient. But can we do both? Are these 2 approaches mutually exclusive?
Just like in the video of the shirtless dancing guy where a first, then a second, then more and more followers joined in the movement voluntarily and with excitement and created this momentum where change was in effect, the change in the culture of healthcare is happening and it is about time.
I am proud and happy to be part of the movement of change, changing this centuries-old culture of practicing physician-centered paternalistic medicine and finally focusing on what matters the most: the patient.