This WSJ piece on Secondhand Stress is worth a peek. It profiles those fast talking, multitasking employees who pass their stress to those around them. Of course, I see the world through my own lens and all I could think of was doctors. The busy doctor is almost cliche. And patients are at risk for secondhand stress. "Rushing blocks thoughtful communication and ... Continue Reading about Doctors and Secondhand Stress
Every morning I take my dog Molly for a walk. The birds sing, Molly poops, and I think (Not necessarily in that order). And for many years I wrote things down when I arrived home after my walks. Very recently I decided to flirt with voice recognition to capture ideas. The results have been remarkable. The technology has become so good that I can talk freely into ... Continue Reading about Walk, Talk, Write
Several years ago Seth Godin wrote about our modes of daily operation which center around response and initiation. It’s interesting to look at medicine from this perspective. In medicine we are all about about response. At our core, we respond to disease. On a more granular level we respond to pages, abnormal lab results, and new symptoms in our patients. We do ... Continue Reading about Do You Initiate or Respond?
Information is becoming a huge part of my world. All day it comes at me like a stream through a growing number of channels. Scraps, stories, bits of language, quotes, weird angles, pictures, unique human tensions, links and concepts. These can be virtual, IRL, or in my mind. Perhaps the most important things are the ideas that come to me by way of the things I ... Continue Reading about Capture
I just read The Sketchnote Handbook - The Illustrated Guide to Visual Note Taking, a new book released by Mike Rohde. It details a method of note taking that I've been witnessing at major meetings over the last couple of years. For the uninformed, sketchnotes are rich visual notes created from a mix of handwriting, drawings, hand-drawn typography, shapes and visual ... Continue Reading about Clinical Sketchnotes
I know this woman – a physician. She spends a lot of time on Twitter. She has a Tumblr presence but it’s sparse and not very memorable. All day long she polishes her Twitter presence. She’s everyone’s friend. And to her credit she’s a wonderful curator. We caught up recently and she wanted to know how she could bring herself to the next level. Despite her time ... Continue Reading about You Need to Make Something