by Stephanie Oliva

How do we change a culture? Medicine is fueled by fear and intimidation. How did a profession that was founded on a bedrock of nonmalfeansce become a culture of judgement with a lack of professional collegiality? What are we afraid of? Ourselves, intellect, prestige,  our patients, our mistakes? We need to “come out from behind the curtain” and show our humanity, our fallibility to ourselves and patients. We can not continue to opearate as a lone iceberg melting from both ends. We must be a team.