During a clinical encounter recently the mother I was visiting with reached down to the phone sitting on her chair and discreetly hit a red record button. Increasingly, parents are interested in recording their encounters with me. Sometimes one parent can’t be present for a visit. Perhaps the mother of an inconsolable 6-week-old wants to remember what her ... Continue Reading about Doctors on the Record
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
It's funny what we remember. For example, as a 3rd year medical student rotating in surgery I remember clearly sitting in my attending's office at Worcester Memorial Hospital. He was a vascular surgeon. I don't remember his name. On this particular day I had followed him to his office after rounds. He had just received his new pager and placed a call to whomever had ... Continue Reading about The Buzzing Pager
This post from John Mandrola got me thinking. He tells about his experience at weekly rounds were he endured a presentation on health reform. But John had heard it before. It had been played out in the medical infosphere. His story illustrates how physician-physician communication sits at the cusp of two generations. There’s the last generation that elects to ... Continue Reading about How Relevant are Physician ‘Meetings’?