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Subject: Re: [OM] Smee with knee
From: Fernando Gonzalez Gentile <fgnzalez@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 27 Dec 2008 14:21:33 -0300
You're starting to talk about the Achilles' heel of medicine, possibly 
an endless point, mind you.

I completely agree on how Andrew exemplified it, and how did Wayne 
stretched the question.


Chris Barker wrote:
> :-)
> Sorry Nico
> I was sort of aiming that in AndrewF's direction, but I also meant in  
> -- in general terms.  I am an instructor and teacher, but an eclectic  
> one.  I am qualified to teach people to fly, but I also lead and  
> manage (when I have to) for which I am trained and have practised.
> Specialists *tend* not to want to do the other stuff, like managing --  
> budgets, people, planning motivating etc ....  And you have to *want*  
> to do all the tedious tasks that go with managing to be successful at  
> it; there is nothing worse than a bad manager who has too much control.
> Andrew was pointing out that the people who did the caring best were  
> the specialists, whereas the managers tended to want to make the most  
> effective use of resources.  The institution that gets that balance  
> right for its patients might not be able to make the budgets stretch  
> for the year and then will not exist to care for its patients.
> Chris
> On 27 Dec 2008, at 07:00, Nicoletta Da Ros wrote:
>> not *all* teachers... some of us are not that bad :) maybe a bit
>> scatterbrained... but after all, we don't have anybody's life in our
>> hands (i speak for higher education teachers/instructors...)
>> nico.

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