I woke up this morning facing the first of three days of weekend coverage. Two perfectly spaced calls overnight cut my sleep in 3. It was a morning that I could use some good vibes.
MedTwitter and its stream of angry agendas
So, like most mornings, I reach for MedTwitter to see what my peers think is important. Thumb flicking through I find a stream overrun with negative sentiment. Rage against EHRs competes with anger over social inequity and despondency from burnout. Gotchya stories of all kinds reflect physicians as perpetrators in a profession that seems irreparably broken.
I have no idea who Raymond Yeow is but I would love to be on his team. Or at least hang out with them for a bit. I’d love to hear the stories about why they’re smiling. I want to hear about where they see medicine going and how good we can make it. I want to be in the middle of this picture with arms around caring souls who have been up all night yet see the good in their remarkable work.
MedTwitter shows what’s good with medicine
It sounds corny but its what flashed through my mind as I scrolled through an endless stream of MedTwitter microrants from medicine’s latest victims. It’s what I needed to pull myself out of bed to round on a holiday weekend.
Those with an agenda shaped only to remind us of medicine’s problems should take a break and look around. There are happy people here doing great work.
Yes, there’s work to be done. Our advocacy is justified and our MedTwitter voices are important tools for change. But there’s great work being done by great teams who see a great future. And they’re happy.
And we all can be motivated in some way by this picture shared by @RaymondYYeow.