By Jenna Reece MS2 Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons
Many fantastic take-home thoughts from Day 2 of Telluride. Hearing the medical error stories, I couldn’t help but reflect on my main reason for being here, and for working towards improving the medical profession: I want to be a part of a profession that I can believe in.
A lot of the stories that we have heard reflect a willingness to see the world through one myopic lens, rather than stepping back, and considering why we all went into medicine in the first place.
For example, we have heard terrible stories about the way that hospitals have treated the victims of medical error. These actions, to me, reflect fear. We are so terrified of lawsuits, that we fail to step back and consider the ethics of their situation, and the humanity of our victims. The… Continue reading