Friday, August 8, 2008
I Wish I Was Competent
Sometimes when I am running around seeing patients with all sorts of medical problems I sometimes find myself stopping and thinking, "Man I wish there were more state or federal laws that I could follow". I love OSHA, HIPAA and JCAHO but there has got be some new regulations out there that could be passed to make this job just a little bit harder. Right now it's almost too easy. Oh, sure I put tremendous hours in and risk a lawsuit every time I walk into an exam room, but I do have some extra minutes at the end of the day that I could take away from seeing my family. Thank goodness there are others out there that feel the same way. More and more states are mandating "culturally competent" healthcare according to a recent article in the Boston Globe. Hooray! There is nothing more reaffirming than government imposed requirements on my education. I just love it. With more and more cultures coming to our country, the number of courses forced upon me will be basically endless. Goodbye personal life. Hello cultural competency. Wait a minute, I think some cultures do not understand sarcasm and are offended by it. Sorry. I will look into finding a course on that.
Posted by Authentic Medicine Blog at 5:29 AM