Brevity

I’m very much into the whole brevity thing. (If you don’t get that reference I feel sorry for you.) Cut to the chase, get to the point, that’s how I like things. The medical establishment loves brevity. There is an abbreviation or acronym for absolutely everything. And when there is no abbreviation or it’s not used, words are shortened. Prescription becomes script and evaluation becomes eval. Medical people love brevity. Well if you work in this world of brevity and have a stroke, you’re kinda screwed. If you have a stroke, doesn’t matter where the hell you work, you’re screwed. There ain’t nothing brief about recovering from a piece of shit brain injury. You better get used to not being into the whole brevity thing.

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5 replies

  1. I am more of the long winded camp but I try. Yesterdays class was documentation in patient charts and about legalities, how to stay to the facts use abbreviations as approved by the facility. It is amazing how often you and my instructor are on the same topic! lol

  2. Very good Amy, getting those classical references in.
    From Shakespeare’s Hamlet, 1602
    LORD POLONIUS
    This business is well ended.
    My liege, and madam, to expostulate
    What majesty should be, what duty is,
    Why day is day, night night, and time is time,
    Were nothing but to waste night, day and time.
    Therefore, since brevity is the soul of wit,
    And tediousness the limbs and outward flourishes,
    I will be brief: your noble son is mad:
    Mad call I it; for, to define true madness,
    What is’t but to be nothing else but mad?
    But let that go.

    • From “All’s Well that Ends well.”
      “It is like a barber’s chair that fits all buttocks, the pin-buttock, the quatch-buttock, the brawn-buttock, or any buttock.”

      Apparently neurosurgeons think if the patient survives surgery that’s a good ending. Neurosurgery is not like a barber chair.

    • Would The Big Lebowski be considered classical?

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