We have seen large changes over the past year from personal perspectives here at the PTBT. The posts have continued… a host of topics following our varied and changing interests.
The transition from student-blogger to practicing-clinician-blogger is an interesting one. You must walk the walk. Cerebral idealism, philosophical concepts and metacognition are affronted by the real world N=1 scenarios, workplace pressures, time constraints, technique and exercise challenges and more comorbidities than you can shake a stick at.
“You wrote about how you should interact with this type of person/case, now they are in front of you.” Writing and reflecting on how to treat has kept the ship pointed in the right direction. Through the process of trying to form a thought, and even a thought that another person might understand (we hope!) you develop a skill for reduction. Reduction to the fine points. I don’t mean to say the fine-tuning goals are reached, but the writing process helps. “Are you sure you wanted to say that, or word it this way?” “What do you mean by that.”
“If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.” – Einstein. Well, so, if any of the posts were confusing, we’re working on understanding the process of exceptional patient care ourselves.
The internet interaction side of blogging has a way of Pimping you into making sure you check your concepts. There are many smart people out there willing to question your thought processes. It’s a nice tool… the process of writing a thought and placing it out there in the world. I suggest many others try this form of reflection.
And so, 2 years after starting this blog as part of becoming a better clinical and critical thinker, I give you: A Year In Review: II
Thanks for reading, commenting and interacting over this past year. This is a thinking science based profession. Held to that standard, we press on.
-PTBT (Matt D, Spencer M, Stephen H, Jake P – silent member)
*Thanks to our families who allow us to spend evenings spilling ideas on the computer.