Episode 085: 1970s Personalized Care?

Personalized medicine?  Or weird power dynamics?
Personalized medicine? Or weird power dynamics?

Senuri Jayatilleka and Eric Wilson have clawed their way to the surface of the M3-year waters to take a breath, and are ready to update Lisa Wehr on what they’re doing (and have been told they should do) to prepare for their fourth year (‘the promised land’) and matching. Time off, here they come! They share what they’ve learned about presenting patients, and the role the white coat plays in their education (hint: never let them see you sweat).

Also, Northwestern’s bioethics journal published a recent issue entitled “Bad Girls,” which included an essay about a Syracuse professor’s experience there in the late 70s (at the age of 18) when he became paralyzed. See, he alleged that there were nurses who…erm…how do I say this…delivered personalized care. We speculate on the power issues that were at play 37 years ago, what the author (now in his 50s) intended for us to get out of his experience and his essay, and where he went wrong in relating the story.

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