Saturday, August 9, 2008

You've Got Me Going In Circles

Do you find yourself becoming frustrated when attempting to collect histories from your patients? Sometimes it seems like they're talking in circles- and of course they are...

Paramedics and to a lesser extent EMTs, construct medical stories in a linear fashion- we need to have our facts organized in a compact and concise package.

Our patients on the other hand, live with their story- and so they construct their version the way it's lived- in a circle, a crazy lumpy circle looking thing...

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