I love A Cartoon Guide To Becoming A Doctor. Love isn’t even a strong enough word. Maybe if I capitalize it, and put some exclamation points after it. LOVE!! IT!!
When I read this post of hers, complaining about an illegible note in a chart, I giggled and felt a little illicit. I fight the urge to ever use my camera phone in my training at all. I know people who have taken pictures of sutures, fibroids, etc. I was told to take a picture of an abdomen with scabies excoriations on it (that I did an exam on without gloves…ugh), and I didn’t. I may have an overdeveloped sense of patient rights, but taking pictures like those just creeps me out.
But, I totally get taking the photo of the illegible note now. First of all, it doesn’t involve any patient body parts. Second of all, there is no identifiable information. Third, if you can’t read a friggin’ word of it, there is absolutely no value to it at all, except to mock it.
Any guesses as to what sort of progress this patient made? How about the specialty of the physician writing the note? I’ll give you a hint, there was a surgery involved. Sorry it’s a little blurry, but trust me, it wasn’t any easier to read in person.