It is important to not only be mindful, but to also take action. We can recognize something isn’t right, but if we do nothing to change it we become complacent. Regarding informed consent, it is important to keep patient centered care in the forefront instead of just another checkmark to complete. The physician should also go over the risk, benefit, and alternatives. I would like to implement “What is important to you now?” and asses my future patients needs, preferences, values, and goals when I provide treatment. I really enjoyed the art of empathy video. I feel that I am guilty of trying to silver line people’s problems–trying to cheer them up, but I learned yesterday that being present in the moment and honoring their feelings is a more valid response.
Why are health professionals not listening to the concern of the patient? A major theme from yesterday was advancing communication to prevent harm and address harm. We often take for granted that we have the ability to use effective communication. We started the day watching a video about leadership, which I thought was pretty powerful. I had not thought much about the following as I have thought about leadership styles. To lead, you have to be on the level of the follower or there will not be a movement. We continued on to watch the Lewis Blackman story. Diagnostic errors ignited my passion for patient safety when my mother in law passed away from a missed pulmonary embolism. As I continue in my medical journey, I want to always remember the phrase “What is the worse it can be?” to avoid premature closure and conformational bias. From the video,… Continue reading