I will never be free from medical ethics and consumer advocacy. I am thankful for that. Not only have I learned so much about my body and the complications of the medical field, but I have also learned that much of this knowledge can be applied in other fields. I am hopeful that my research will help further an inevitable paradigm shift in my field that has yet to be “named.” I can’t be more specific about it at this time.
I can be specific about my reading list:
- Groopman’s How Doctors Think is at the top of the list (but currently MIA from my library, argh!)
- Gawande’s The Checklist Manifesto and Complications: A Surgeon’s Notes on an Imperfect Science
- Gadamer’s The Enigma of Health
- Medical Error, Rosenthal & Sutcliffe (eds.)
- Medicine Looks at the Humanities, Newel & Gabrielson (eds.)
I suppose this will keep me busy over the long winter break!