Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Training rounds

Sorry, I can't resist posting this old corny British joke sent by a good friend:

While making rounds, a doctor points out an X-ray to a group of medical students.

"As you can see," she says, "the patient limps because his left fibula and tibia are radically arched. Michael, what would you do in a case like this?"

"Well," ponders the student, "I suppose I'd limp too."


Anonymous said...

Dear Paul,
I remember when I first started my nursing job at BIDMc, you said that it is one of the best places to work and that people often return to work here after being other places. Well I beg to differ. I was very disappointed with the way that I was treated as a staff nurse and devalued for all my hard work. I didn't get paid enough to put up with that type of abuse. Your employee health department is a disgrace. They never attended to my work injury nor try to alleviate my situation. You have allot of work ahead of you to make happy employees at BIDMC. You should speak to the people there the ones that really count! I no longer work for your organization and I am very happy.

Anonymous said...

I am very sorry you felt that way. From all accounts, you seem to be in a very small minority.

I really do speak to the people in all parts of the hospital. They do not hesitate to tell me the good and the bad. Many choose to stay with us for many, many years. Others come back to work with us after going to work at other hospitals. And, we have long lists of people who apply for jobs in our place. Since it is very, very easy for qualified nurses to leave or choose to work in other hospitals right in the Longwood area, when people "vote with their" feet, it is a strong indicator that this is a good environment for nurses.

When problems arise, we try to fix them quickly and effectively. We have never claimed to be perfect or to solve all problems, but we really do our best. I am sorry it did not work out for you, and I wish you success wherever you go.

Anonymous said...

This joke gave me a wonderful morning chuckle. I really enjoy reading your blog. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

My niece's favourite...

What do you call a fish with no eyes?




Anonymous said...

I thought I'd heard all of the good ones. Grin. Thanks for brightening my day.