Psychology and behavioral economics

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System overload

Under stress, including conditions of overload, systems degrade in a predictable manner.  

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I teach to remain a learner

Teaching in our local family practice residency is one of the most enjoyable parts of my week. When a colleague recently asked why I liked it so much, it took some reflection to answer.

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Slow down, you move too fast

Slow down, you move too fast.  It will all be over far too soon. 

 

I talked to a friend recently about a serious health experience. He had became ill suddenly and was hospitalized for six days. No one from his community came to visit. Only one person from work stopped by. No one called. He described being frightened by his illness and feeling vulnerable and alone in the hospital. He was devastated by what felt like abandonment in his time of crisis.

 

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