On the Other Side of the Knife

Check this out. What you will see is the story of an ophthalmologist, pictured above, who had his own cataract surgery performed by his former partner. With several others on the surgical team who he had trained himself. Sounds like a comfortable situation at first blush, but read the post and you will see the extra pressure that is actually imposed on everyone by this turnabout set of circumstances. 

Bottom Line. Perhaps the best summary of the psychological factors at play here is the admonition given by one of the surgical assistants to the nurse anesthetist for a procedure that is usually done under mild sedation.

 “Snow him.” 

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