April 19, 2017

off to elections

at the ER in doctors hospital (and possibly all hospitals in UK, not sure) they assign every patient to one doctor. so then it is that doctors responsibility, and typically they work on just patient at a time. since everything is quite bureucratic and slow, simply changing an antibiotics prescription could take an hour easily. not to mention more difficult issues that require CT scans etc. but so, during one shift, an ER doctor may work on 3-7 patients. now, since one patient could take 2-3 hours, how do they handle leaving work on time? not well. officially a consultant is supposed to manage a handover to another doctor when your shift is finished but they don't really do that where doctor works, they are happy to leave you at it and work extra or whatever. and if you try to do it yourself, you meet resistance, nobody wants another patient on them, they have one as it is. so if you want to avoid working sometimes an hour overtime (not paid), what u need to do is avoid taking a new patient in your last hour. and consequently, possibly slow down the work you do with your last patient. sounds smart, huh? who suffers? the patients. no wonder NHS is overcrowded when besides everything else, doctors are pushed to slack and avoid patients for a portion of their working time. again, maybe this 1 doctor per patient scheme is not in use everywhere but i think it may well be. the idea of someone taking responsibility is good, but they could have a named doctor, and yet work as a team. a lot of things might not have worked in turkey, but their US style ER practises had something good to them. when you work as a team on various patients, you can contribute until the last minute. and it's in everyones best interest to empty the ER and get patients home or admitted somewhere. with this system in place, why hurry? while your one and only patient is getting a scan or an x-ray, go chill. while you wait for their blood results, go chill. oh and fill papers. in all honestly filling papers takes  huges amount of time too. but i dont see how this system is in the patients best interest.

how the fake lashes look like. once can see my natural lash at the very beginning, it's grown a bit (the fakes are attached to the root pretty much) and then come off.

when we were in oxford on Sat, our friends who live there were at the hospital delivering their first baby. i knew our visit was around the due date, but texted anyway to ask if they can meet up. cos u just dont know. but turns out they were busy with other stuff, so.

we r paying a fixed sum for water. so i should have baths more often. reminds me, in helsinki it was fixed too, still is, 10 eur typically (per flat or per resident). here, we pay 35£ (40 eur). thats london! :D

on the snap election:
Martin Kettle on Guardian: "Theresa May in Downing Street sounded like Turkey’s authoritarian president Recep Tayyip Erdo─čan. Give me the unfettered authority to secure the Brexit I want, she said."
knowing how things went down in Turkey 3 days ago i think he is a bit of a drama queen. comparing a not-so-great polition to some dictator or the other may seem fitting when you are emtional about some turn of events, but its also almost offensive to people living under the actual dictators.

Corbyn's initial response where he said "ok" to the challenge of elections did not mention brexit. i know its ot the only thing going on in this country but it makes me further disappointed with him.

and a quote by Paul Mason "Theresa May is about to find out that turkeys do not vote for Christmas. More precisely, when confronted with someone in a butcher’s apron and a sharpened knife, turkeys are not apt to give a mandate for that person to organise an 'unspecified meal-type experience'."
however, a lot of turkeys also dont have voting rights.

Owen Jones wrote an interesting piece as usual

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