Choices: Understanding Risk, Loss, Persuasion and Compulsion in Healthcare
May24

Choices: Understanding Risk, Loss, Persuasion and Compulsion in Healthcare

My wife had a simple mantra that she repeated each time our boys left the house to go out with their friends. She would say, “Make good choices!”. Her inference was that there was loss associated with bad choices. Never before have patients, families, doctors, other healthcare professionals and medical organizations had more important choices to make than now. Like the circumstances that potentially surrounded the choices that our...

Pull
Anticipating the Future
May03

Anticipating the Future

I have been thinking a lot about the future lately. Years ago I concocted a quote that works for me by leaving out a few unnecessary words from a passage in The Age of Unreason by the British business guru and futurist, Charles Handy. The future we predict today is not inevitable. We can influence it, if we know what we want it to be…We can and should be in charge of our own destinies in a time of change. Our biggest problem is not...

Pull