It starts with one physician at a time. The redefined physician is human, knows she’s human, accepts it, isn’t proud of making mistakes but strives to learn one thing from what happened that she can teach to somebody else…and she works in a culture of medicine that acknowledges that human beings run the system.
In the Exam Room: Three’s a Crowd?
I love my mother, so much. Though it took her a while to come to terms with my limitations and accept things for what they are, she has since been an incredible part of my support system. As much as I appreciate her presence, there is one place I don’t want the company: in the doctor’s office.
How many of you find it more difficult to have a third person in the exam room?
How many of you find it more difficult to talk about some of the truly disgusting and ugly parts of your chronic illness with another person there? And what about when you are meeting a physician for the first time and have to reiterate your entire history?
So is three a crowd? Is there a way to avoid the crowd?