Medicine’s Epic Production
““This is how most stories end in the hospital. Not with crash carts and sirens and electric shocks to the chest, but with an empty room, a crisp white bed, silence.” ”
Jacob M. Appel
For many of my colleagues sharing ideas is an epic production. 5000 words, weeks of preparation, peer approval, boss endorsement, pages of references, etc. Sharing ideas, we’ve been taught, is an epic production. We are bred to believe that ideas are shared only when they’re done. We think that value only comes with the finished product.
Role of a Family Caregiver
But this is how the networked communication changes things. Thinking is frequently public before it is finished. And are ideas ever really finished? There’s the fear of losing our ideas. Concepts found here have made their way into a number of finished products without ever mentioning me. And that’s fine. If I were worried about that I never would have shared it with you. For me the benefit of collective input outweighs the risk. (Source: 33chart.com)