Lessons Learned on the Journey

Entries in the Truth category

Missing the Point

One of my primary goals while supervising emergency medicine residents was teaching them to correctly diagnose the medical problem. However, the chaotic atmosphere of the emergency department had the…

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Caution: We may not be as smart as we think we are!

Caution is in order for those of us who think we are smarter than we are. I am so prone to confidently speak concerning issues about which I know nothing. …

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Transformation Not Information

The volume of information about the human body overwhelmed me during my medical school days. I was eager to conquer that medical information in order to begin diagnosing and treating diseases.…

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The Depth of Words

"You will never fully understand what Miguel Cervantes was trying to say until you have read Don Quixote in Spanish. The English words are inadequate," my Spanish-speaking uncle adamantly…

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Don't Tell Me the Truth!

"Why did you do that?" I immediately felt defensive and ready for "battle". At times, I would prefer to defend a wrong decision than admit to a mistake. To what extent would I go…

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Recognizable Anywhere

As I travel around the world, I am delightfully surprised at similarities in the midst of many differences. For instance, while trying to function in a totally unfamiliar language and culture,…

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Don't Tell Me the Truth!

"Why did you do that?" I immediately felt defensive and ready for "battle". At times, I would prefer to defend a wrong decision than admit to a mistake. To what extent would I go…

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The Source of Knowledge

DEI SUB NUMINE VIGET - (Under God's power she flourishes). This motto is part of the Princeton University's shield and is carved into stone over the entrance to the university's chapel.…

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I Don't Know

"I don't know" are words infrequently heard. "I don't know" was number one in the list entitled, "Ten Things Your Doctor Won't Tell You" (SmartMoney April…

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Who can we trust?

"Trust no one" These words describe the counsel of James Buchanan Duke to his only child, Doris Duke. (Return to Paradise, Main Line Today, April 2004). Should we also heed this advice? …

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