Perhaps the title gives a clue to one of the underlying problems. Clinical life has become so 'rammed' that we rarely spend more than five minutes doing anything not subject to guidelines and protocols. In reality '5 minutes with ... Suzie Jordache' for many clinicians is probably much less than that. Interesting and important certainly, but complex, incompletely understood and too demanding of thinking time. A task without a target, an unaffordable luxury, but tomorrow's care sacrificed for lack of time to ponder.
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