Saturday, January 26, 2008

January 25, 2008

The blind man stroked the elephant's trunk certain it was a snake...

3 comments:

Σφιγξ said...

So sure it was the...trunk? I heard it was handed off to you, the code-word.

This, of course, does not conclude the tail/tale end of the elephant.

Σφιγξ said...

I was reading someone's homework, (and taken in the clinical sense,) of the postmodern parable of the elephant. Integrating all of the fragments of the subject/patient requires the input from many sources and people, if such a unifying concept exists at all.

Someone mentioned that a code happened on Friday afternoon. My interest only extended to the puzzling symptoms and signs that lead up to it.

SandraTee said...

This unifying concept you speak of is essential,however,is not often exhibited in the clinical setting. To me this is the vital component of the concept of teamwork but this perspective is not universally held or valued. All too often, patient care is reduced to a check off list of tasks without regard of the whole thus only what is immediately observed is taken to be the truth.