Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Back on the blog.

It has been awhile since I've posted. I read something over at http://www.doctornos.blogspot.com that inspired me. He wrote about how patients are very poor at answering questions. What's the deal?

Me: "What's the problem, Mrs. Patient?"
MP: "It hurts when I do this."
Me: "And how long has this been bothering you?"
MP: "Also, my friend said she thinks it might be..."
Me: "I'm going to cut you off there, Mrs. Patient - I was asking how long has it bothered you?"
MP: "A long time."
Me: (deep breath) "A long time means different things to different people...I'm looking for a unit of time, here, Mrs. Patient...as in 'a day, a month, a year'...."
MP: "Eh?"

And so on...

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