The term “distracted” doctoring does not adequately describe healthcare providers who habitually use electronic devices for non-medical purposes during patient care. These doctors, nurses, and technicians aren’t distracted by outside happenings; they’re purposefully deciding to interact with Facebook friends or Twitter followers instead of the patient in front of them.
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The market for medicinal cannabis was estimated to be $1.7 billion in 2011. Like health food and hip-hop, cannabis was going corporate. As a wave of newbies began to challenge the old guard, movement veterans recalled the days before Proposition 215. "A lot of people want to cash in but they don't have an appreciation of what it took to get here. They don't know the history."
Perhaps the most disappointing realization that I came to after five years of medical school was that almost no one was interested in discussing the
nature of health and illness, disease and cure. There was little desire to examine new
ideas, and sometimes even contempt for anything other than the latest technological advancements.
Intrinsic to the Hippocratic oath that all medical doctors take is to cause no harm; in my case every single psychiatrist broke their sacred vow big time.