Perspectives

What? I Am Not Perfect?

Authors: Robert C. Goldszer, MD

Abstract

As a chief medical officer and a physician, my goal has been to provide the best possible care to my patients and all at our hospital. I wake up in the middle of many nights with things on my mind. I have taken to the habit taught to me by a mentor to have a tablet and write down my thoughts and then go back to sleep. I think and read about many who do this, especially after 2 years of a terrible pandemic with all its ramifications and changes for so many. Most nights I am thinking of things I need to do the next day. Some nights I am conflicted about decisions I have made. Some nights I am upset with myself for not making what I am thinking was a right decision or right action. Sometimes I am concerned about interactions with a patient or colleague. Sometimes I am concerned about my colleagues.

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