Reflecting on the physician’s social contract
“55-year-old man with history of laryngeal carcinoma, status-post radiation therapy, laryngectomy, bilateral neck dissection, with metastases to the lung, status post thoracotomy, currently undergoing chemotherapy who is being admitted for a for first-time seizure. Patient is a transfer from Riker’s Island.” Prisoners are a common occurrence in Bellevue Hospital. This, however, was my first prisoner-patient. The hyphenation both as I write this now and as it formed as a concept in my mindset off a series of internal dialogues and periods of self-reflection regarding the rights of patients, physicians, and...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - April 17, 2015 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Tags: Physician Primary care Source Type: blogs

20 Motivational Quotes From Science
I’ve written a number of posts now on great motivational quotes and one of the things that’s surprised me is some of the unusual sources. Sure you expect to hear words of wisdom from the likes of Jim Rohn, Zig Ziglar, Napoleon Hill. Early Nightingale and the godfathers (and mothers) of self development, but do you expect profound wisdom from Marilyn Monroe? Equally, you expect people such as the The Dalai Lama, Thich Nhat Hanh, Rumi, Pema Chodrin and Mahatma Ghandi to  make you stop and think with their nuggets of wisdom, but for most people Kurt Cobain probably wouldn’t usually be included in the sa...
Source: Life Coach Blog: The Discomfort Zone : - July 8, 2014 Category: Life Coaches Authors: Tim Brownson Tags: Life Coaching Source Type: blogs