Saturday, June 7, 2008

SurgXperiences Blog Carnival

Welcome to the June 8, 2008 edition of surgexperiences.

So, I've taken the plunge and am hosting my first blog carnival. Many moons ago I was a philosophy major so I asked bloggers to submit posts with a more introspective and philosophical approach to medicine. I'm pleased to report that the SurgXperiences bloggers have met the challenge.

James Moore presents ... your angel is simply watching. posted at Spiritual Passages Part of a series on dying and life after death, This fascinating post describes near death experiences and what they are.

Øystein Horgmo , a medical cinematographer, presents Detachment posted at The Sterile Eye. Muses on remaining "detached" when witnessing the suffering and misfortune of others.

Jeffrey Leow provides a lesson on the eponyms associated with the famous Jean-Marie Charcot in: Charcot and Reynold posted at monash medical student.

Chris cites a recent article in: Everything I needed to be a surgeon I learned in kindergarden posted at Made A Difference For That One: A Surgeon's Letters Home From Iraq, saying, "It describes several hospitals that experienced decreased malpractice claims and settlement amounts after adopting a policy of full disclosure of complications and apologizing to the patient. It surprises me that anyone would ever follow a policy of concealment and refusal to apologize. " He points out that this is also called: Lying

Charles H. Green refers to the same New York Times article in
What Malpractice Suits Teach Us About Trust posted at Trusted Advisor Associates
He points out another interesting facet, "In other words, the motives of an apology are immediately undercut for the sake of a self-oriented outcome. The apology becomes impure: input is destroyed for the sake of an output. Lowered malpractice costs are no longer a byproduct, they become a goal. All sincerity is lost. And malpractice rates will go up, but with a higher-still level of cynicism."

David Khorram presents Carl Talk and the Folly of Aid posted at
Marianas Eye. This post deals with some of the pitfalls of working for aid organizations.

T. discusses The "F" Word posted at Notes of an Anesthesioboist. What's the "F" word? You'll just have to read the post to find out, won't you?

On the lighter side,
bongi prolifically (is that a word?) provides two posts:
gee thanks and small cut, big surgeon? posted at
other things amanzi. Bongi's wit is self evident.

In I'd like to donate my organs... at The Paper Mask,
Sheepish ponders options for organ donors when their organs are not suitable for transplants.

D. Singh points out the danger of putting one's medical information online in
Google Health Launched. Can We Entrust our Health to Google? posted at Internet Marketing Blog, saying, "Google has entered into the fray of online health record service via a simply branded service, Google Health. Google Health aims to empower us in managing our health information. Google Health proposes to store all this information in a secure and private environment. It even promises that it won’t sell our data."

For those who still need their fix of practicality, rlbates, another prolific blogger sent in two posts: High Pressure Injection Hand Injuries and Abdominal Wall Reconstruction posted at Suture for a Living.

Ian Furst too, offers practical advice in Wait Time & Delayed Care: Block Booking for Procedural Patients posted at Wait Time & Delayed Care, saying, "It's about how to block book for procedural patients and control their wait time. Thanks Ian."

I hope you enjoyed this edition of SurgXperiences blog carnival. Thanks for the submissions and keep blogging!
I have to make a confession: I took advantage of the Instacarnival [beta] feature. Made things a whole lot easier. Hah!


T. said...

Thank you for including me in this fine edition of Surgexperiences! I'm honored. You've chosen a wonderful, thought-provoking, and timely theme!

rlbates said...

Good work. Thanks for including me.

Jeffrey said...

Thanks for including. Good job.

Next host in 2 weeks to be confirmed.

Øystein said...

Nice edition!

Thanks for including me!

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