Connections - Session C
Why Boston Hospitals Were Ready
The Coach in the Operating Room
These three articles explore medicine not as an individual endeavor but more akin to a team sport, with an emphasis on what doctors can gain with deliberate practice, a reliance on checklists, and directly observed coaching. Although not explicitly stated in each article, the role of connections among staff members and even remotely operating agencies and systems is a common theme with all of these pieces.
- Do you find safety drills, protocol, and checklists cumbersome to your practice setting, or do they offer efficiency in a chaotic and fragmented environment?
- In the last article, Atul Gwande seeks out a coach, leading to some surprising insights. What do you think of the reaction of the patient in the end of the article?
- Do you feel that emergency medicine physicians would benefit from having coaches? In which areas would you want help from a professional coach?
Who would you consider the most influential person in your career? Write a thank you letter describing why… and consider sending it.
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