I didn’t draw the graph at right. It was made by a woman named Jessica Hagy over at www.thisisindexed.com. Jessica is not in the medical profession. She draws her observations about the world on index cards and posts them online.
She also has a long and growing list of blogging awards from around the world. Mostly due to her brilliantly irreverent style and her ability to make social observations that resonate with people.
Like this one.
It’s a sad but true observation. For some reason, it seems like many medical personnel have an interesting combination of helpfulness and jerkiness. Why do you suppose that is? I’ve thought a lot about that over the years.
I think a friend of mine, Steve Brien put it best when he said, “Some of us still have a lot of us still in us.”
Our profession is about the patient. It’s not about us. Remembering that simple fact, and keeping it at the forefront of our thoughts, isn’t as easy as it might seem.