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Wed, 12 Jun 2002 13:08:28 -0400
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Dr. Civil, I'm a Trauma Coordinator, yes. And oh, sooo much more. In this circumstance, I'm basically a systems researcher and a glorified secretary. To be specific, I'm Department Head Nurse for a hospital-based Trauma & General Surgery practice, which is just beginning to take shape: two general surgeons under contract, four more to be named later, a complimentary cluster of orthopedists, and a handful of locum tenens, who serve to fill the space between what we have now and what we envision. Seems to me that a code of conduct would be a handy thing to establish early, before we've hired a dozen surgeons. Call me cynical, but it's been my experience that surgeons occasionally lack interpersonal and public relations skills. Sometimes they even have trouble with structure; e.g., timely and pertinent documentation required for trivial concerns like billing. Imagine that. Even professional ethics can vary from person to person (or so I've heard). And so, a code of conduct might be thought of as just one small but necessary appendix to our mission and vision statements. I suppose you'd recommend the ground rules be written by the Director, and surely she'll be responsible for the final version; but at the moment, tracking down boiler plates isn't the sort of task I'd force on her. Dedicated, dutiful, protective Pret. Sam Gamgee, RN. Begs the question: how WOULD it happen in your neck of the woods? Pret -----Original Message----- From: Ian Civil [mailto:email@example.com] Sent: Wednesday, June 12, 2002 3:38 AM To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Re: Surgical Practice Code of Conduct Dear Pret, Interested that a Trauma Coordinator is writing a code of conduct for surgeons. You must have an interesting job description Certainly wouldn't happen this way in our neck of the woods Ian Civil "Bjorn, Pret" wrote: > Part 1.1Type: Plain Text (text/plain) -- trauma-list : TRAUMA.ORG To change your settings or unsubscribe visit: http://www.trauma.org/traumalist.html