A Collaborative Work From Some of the Writers at Authentic Medicine

These editorials are from some of the writers here at Authentic Medicine. The opinions expressed by these authors do not necessarily purport to reflect the opinions or views of other writers of this blog. Each collaborative work may, in fact, be from different authors.

Facing Pilot Shortage, will California Give Flight Attendants More Authority to Fly the Plane?

What a ridiculous headline right? It’s not real. Thank goodness. But what is different than this: Facing doctor shortage, will California give nurse practitioners more authority to treat patients? NPs and PAs are not equal to MDs/DOs. The difference is a MASSIVE amount of education and training in the latter. As California faces a growing shortage…

Replacing Higher-educated Nurses with Cheaper Staff

At first, we thought this had to be a parody. Surely Gomerblog was behind this. This couldn’t be real. But it is. Granted this article is from Canada but look at the absolute hypocrisy in these statements: One recommendation is to reduce the number of registered nurses (RNs) in favour of licensed practical nurses (LPNs)…

Guess Where They Are Pushing the Next Generations of MBAs?

Yes, it seems the healthcare systems needs more administrators. Are you f$cking kidding? Here is the article in the WSJ: Starting in the fall of 2020, the university’s traditional two-year master’s of business administration degree will take a hard turn toward health, with a particularly heavy focus on quant skills, from exposure to coding to data…

Quote of the Week: Dunning-Kruger Effect

Ok, so not really an inspirational quote but it is so important:  “the miscalibration of the incompetent stems from an error about the self, whereas the miscalibration of the highly competent stems from an error about others.”[1] In the field of psychology, the Dunning–Kruger effect is a cognitive bias in which people assess their cognitive ability as greater than it is. It…