Why must our patients lives depend on our ability to do impossible things?
We’ve reached a breaking point.
This piece by @danielleofri is fierce truth telling.
No staying late after shifts.
No seeing more patients than can be seen in scheduled time.
No charting from home.
Clock in, clock out.
Patients would suffer, business would suffer, and we’d be shamed for our selfishness.
The staffing model for many organizations has shifted towards using clinicians employed by hospitals. We get salaries. We work set hours.
But the professional culture is one of deep ethical responsibility. We don’t walk away when times up.
Why does the work as budgeted not match the work that I do? Because there are always more patients to be seen, yelling ”help me!” So I do.
The art of user experience & human centered design that dominate consumer tech are almost nowhere in medicine.
As clinicians, we often push ourselves without saying ‘wait a minute, this is dangerous.’ But if we ask for help, there usually isn’t any.
But then I learned the hard way that speaking up only works if someone is listening.
We need organizations committed to change.
We want to do the right thing for patients, we can’t, and it’s breaking us.
Our industry is struggling. We need visionary, creative, collaborative leadership to address the deeply broken status quo, redesign what’s possible, and move forward.
It’s much easier to complain than do the work.
Let’s do the work. Every little bit helps.