Ten things a ward consultant should never (ever) do

Simon Wein
Med J Aust 2013; 198 (1): . || doi: 10.5694/mja11.11422
Published online: 21 January 2013

With this decalogue of prohibitions under the belt, it is possible to create an atmosphere worthy of the privileges and duties of our profession

1. Scream. Screaming is defined as raising one’s voice above the level required for soulful conversation between two people in the desert a little after midnight. The only occasion one is permitted to raise one’s voice in the ward above this level is when exclaiming “yes!” upon confirming a particularly brilliant diagnosis.

  • Simon Wein

  • Pain and Palliative Care Service, Davidoff Cancer Center, Petach Tikvah, Israel.



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