Nearing the end of exam week

30 Oct

[2:38:06 PM] Frond: i just had a thought

[2:38:15 PM] Frond: about how med students are often thought of as arrogant

[2:38:19 PM] Frond: and annoying

[2:38:35 PM] Frond: because they think they have all these solutions and ideas and know so much about medicine when they haven’t experienced it yet

[2:38:50 PM] Frond: and how it’s good to have beginner’s mind and approach people to learn from them

[2:39:00 PM] Stephanie: true say

[2:39:11 PM] Stephanie: i wonder why we are that way

[2:39:20 PM] Stephanie: i think it’s the approach we develop in science

[2:39:25 PM] Stephanie: undergrad style learning

[2:39:28 PM] Stephanie: exams with 1 best answer

[2:39:33 PM] Frond: yeah for sure

[2:39:50 PM] Frond: and i think it’s easy to be on the outside of practice and criticize the way things are

[2:39:56 PM] Frond: without being in it or a part of it

[2:40:04 PM] Stephanie: ya

[2:40:06 PM] Stephanie: you don’t know what you don’t know


6 Responses to “Nearing the end of exam week”

  1. shannon November 1, 2011 at 12:09 pm #

    not related to this post specifically, but have you seen the (2001) movie “Wit”, with Emma Thompson? i think you’d like it.. it’s pretty heartbreaking, but a very good film. we watched it for one of my nursing classes.

  2. Sunny November 14, 2011 at 10:12 pm #

    I haven’t ever seen it! But I’ve added it to the list 🙂
    Let me know of any other movies or books you’d recommend! I’ve been growing this list since first year when different references would pop out in class.

  3. shannon November 18, 2011 at 8:35 pm #

    Bevel Up (2008): a vancouver documentary about street/outreach nursing, was also really interesting.. though i know it’s not an area of nursing i’d ever be comfortable in..
    it’s a nursing documentary so it’s obviously coming from a nursing, rather than medicine, perspective, but i thought it provided a really good example of non-judgmental care, as well as showing the discrimination that substance-abuse pts often face, when dealing with the health care system (e.g; one woman had broken her neck at one point and was initially refused treatment from emerg, and then later when admitted, refused pain meds since she was an addict.. nobody believes them, nobody wants to treat them, etc)

  4. shannon November 18, 2011 at 8:37 pm #

    non-judgmental care on the part of the actual RN street team, i mean.

  5. shannon November 18, 2011 at 8:41 pm #

    oh yeah and here’s the link for it, if you’re interested:


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