Well, I’ve noticed that the eleven signatures on the petition (http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/iowa-medical-society-house-of-delegates/) to uphold a commitment to humanistic clinical excellence (not just to oppose MOL) correspond to the eleven states allegedly agreeing to pursue MOL implementation pilot projects. My May 7, 2013 post on The Practical Psychosomaticist, https://thepracticalpsychosomaticist.com/2013/05/07/roll-call-for-mol/, casts doubt on whether there are any state medical boards whose members are ready to unambiguously endorse MOL in their own states.
We could call this E.M.O.T.I.O.N.S. (Evidence for MOL Operations Tanking In Our National Setting) Eleven. As we engage in reflective self-assessment, let’s remember that when we do that, it should be about so much more than the mask of MOL. It should speak to the soul and speak volumes about what doctors and patients strive to achieve together, Featured Poem: Clair de lune by Paul Verlaine | The Reader Online.
I have eleven signatures from doctors unanimously endorsing the principle of continuous quality improvement in humanistic clinical care.
Who will make it an even Dirty Dozen?