Saturday, March 16, 2019

“I had never, and have never since, experienced such a toxic, destructive, and demoralizing environment,” he says.

From the Boston Globe:

Medical education rewards obedience, and that’s precisely what makes it ripe for abuse. Medical ethicist Ajay Major notes that attendings may celebrate “ethical and professional chameleons” — those residents who rarely oppose their superiors.

In this climate of fealty and cloying respect for authority, many residents view their advanced medical training in part as an introduction to medicine’s “hidden curriculum.” Their success depends on understanding and playing by these rules.

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Calling Dr. Faust

The New York Times asks: "Should American technology companies like Amazon, Google and Microsoft should join forces with ICE and the United States military?"

Ask Dow Chemicals.

Photo by Nick Ut, Associated Press

Monday, March 4, 2019

When your anesthesiologist is the enemy

From This American Life:

When Jessica Hopper was inappropriately groped by an anesthesiologist, during labor, she tries to out him that same day, to a roomful of hospital staff who don’t believe her. That sets her on a many year mission to get someone to take up her cause. She exhausts herself trying. And then finds out that at least one person had heard her – someone she hadn’t reached out to on her own. 

You can listen to it here.