At Walden Pond

Much of last week was spent at Mass General Hospital either waiting with families for surgical results to client’s doctor appointments to getting medical records.  It seemed to be all things MGH.  It was a very stressful week having to deal with residents who gave misinformation and fighting too early discharges. I was tired and…

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How to Get An Attending To Listen and Do What YOU Want.

I have spent many hours in hospital ERs, medical floors and waiting for surgery results with clients and their families.    I have experienced the different cultures of hospitals, their staff and how patients and families are treated.  But the one thing I don’t think I will ever get used to is how territorial and…

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Be Alert: July in Hospitals Means A New Class Of Residents!

Every July , there is a new class of first time doctors starting their residency at every hospital in the country.  Residents are thrown into the fray and expected to act like doctors and make medical decisions.  They are overseen by attendings, who are second or third year residents.  The attendings are supervised by the…

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