Learning from each week, I have noticed some things I need to know all the time. Business requires speed. Speed requires forgetting the ethical theories I have come to grow on and take on what business requires; lack of quality. Quality is important for anyone to see that anybody knows what they are doing. Unfortunately, people only see speed as a sense of knowing. The faster one performs, the more people know someone knows what they are doing. The question is how fast is too fast, and how slow is too slow.
For instance, most people in the world lack patience, but some people lack it more than others. When a patient walks in to any waiting room to wait for any procedure or even surgery, there is a certain test for patience. The patient and/or family members sit down on the chair waiting. No matter how long the patient waits, at the end when he or she is finally called for their procedure, there is either an outrage (most people) or relieved or content.
The question is not only how long a patient can possibly wait, the question is how long till a patient lacks patience.
Quality is important, but people in this world lack patience so much that nothing can stop a person from losing their temper after waiting. Health care providers must establish a medium for the patients who are not patient.
In the Hippocratic oath from Wikipedia, it states:
“I swear by Apollo, Asclepius, Hygieia, and Panacea, and I take to witness all the gods, all the goddesses, to keep according to my ability and my judgment, the following Oath.
To consider dear to me, as my parents, him who taught me this art; to live in common with him and, if necessary, to share my goods with him; To look upon his children as my own brothers, to teach them this art.
I will prescribe regimens for the good of my patients according to my ability and my judgment and never do harm to anyone.
I will not give a lethal drug to anyone if I am asked, nor will I advise such a plan; and similarly I will not give a woman a pessary to cause an abortion.
But I will preserve the purity of my life and my arts.
I will not cut for stone, even for patients in whom the disease is manifest; I will leave this operation to be performed by practitioners, specialists in this art.
In every house where I come I will enter only for the good of my patients, keeping myself far from all intentional ill-doing and all seduction and especially from the pleasures of love with women or with men, be they free or slaves.
All that may come to my knowledge in the exercise of my profession or in daily commerce with men, which ought not to be spread abroad, I will keep secret and will never reveal.
If I keep this oath faithfully, may I enjoy my life and practice my art, respected by all men and in all times; but if I swerve from it or violate it, may the reverse be my lot.”
This oath in medicine can be interpreted many different ways. I interpret as help the sick and only the sick. Practice the art you were given to you and teach to those who want to learn it. I also interpret it by performing what you know by not just wanting to just make money.
We need to teach, yes, we need to teach others what we know, but only to those who will do the job just as good as we do.
I wonder what Hippocrates would think of all of medicine today. He would probably be disappointed in many ways, but happy in others. I can only imagine the disappointment he may have or has in heaven. On a final note, we must all be patient and trust who we feel we can trust. Patient Patient…
A note to autism and aspergers, please be patient with your friendly Autistic and Aspie, and never think you want to cure. Aspie and Autistic is something most people should enjoy. We should all enjoy each other. More to come on the topic of medicine.
posting again soon,