Tuesday, May 26, 2020
"Bugle Notes" - The Bugler's Last Note
Monday, May 25, 2020
"Bugle Notes" - Sharing Their Stories
We are fortunate that we do not live in such a hellish nightmare. I believe that what this missionary came to understand is equally applicable to each of us. Our patients come to us sick, frightened, at times dying. They feel vulnerable and helpless. They are often totally dependent on others. Their life has become chaos. They, too, can feel as if their humanity has been loss in the maze of increasing technology and decreasing personal touch that is medicine today.
Our patients have their own stories, too. They may not be as tragic as the one above but they are nevertheless just as meaningful. Our lives are made up of stories and stories are a powerful way to convey a message, to tell others who you are, what you need, what you fear, and what brings you joy. In the busyness of the day, when it seems that there is not enough time to do one more thing, or when you have done all you know to do, yet nothing has helped, may we take the time to sit down with them and "share their stories". In doing so, we can bring the human side back to medicine. Isn't that why we went into medicine?
Sunday, May 24, 2020
"Bugle Notes"- What Are You Passionate About?
Saturday, May 23, 2020
"Bugle Notes" - The Helicopter
Friday, May 22, 2020
"Bugle Notes" - "This Is Water"
Thursday, May 21, 2020
"Bugle Notes" - You Are Not An Island
Wednesday, May 20, 2020
"Bugle Notes" - A Legacy - What Will Be Yours?
Tuesday, May 19, 2020
"Bugle Notes" - "Ten Commandments of a Servant Leader"
Monday, May 18, 2020
"Bugle Notes" - "Just Another Day in Paradise"
Sunday, May 17, 2020
"Bugle Notes" - Making "the Unbearable, Bearable"
Saturday, May 16, 2020
"Bugle Notes" - Veterans
I am a veteran, my father and all three of my brothers are veterans. I have been to war, separated from my family, with the danger real, living in the desert, in a tent with the sand blowing through the walls, sleeping on a cot with cardboard boxes for furniture. I know how it feels to lay on that cot, in the darkness, missing your family so badly it physically hurts. You silently lay there while the tears flow. I know the sacrifices made by every veteran and by those serving our country now.