Avoid "endless day-to-day shallowness"

A quote from this NEJM article:

"Socrates underscored the perils of an unexamined life. Yet for some physicians, a closely examined professional life would force a painful recognition of what’s missing. Robert Pirsig, whose philosophical writing focused on quality and values, crystallized the problem decades ago: “We’re in such a hurry most of the time we never get much chance to talk. The result is a kind of endless day-to-day shallowness, a monotony that leaves a person wondering years later where all the time went and sorry that it’s all gone.”"

The author of the article lists a few interventions he had tried at this workplace in the second article below. Many of those don't seem to reach the root of the problem though.


RVU Medicine, Technology, and Physician Loneliness | NEJM https://buff.ly/2MEUBwd
Navigating Loneliness in the Era of Virtual Care | NEJM https://buff.ly/2DKhICP

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