Telluride Breckenridge Reflections: What’s the Worst It Can Be?

by Mike Wroten

Day 1 Reflections:
“What’s the worst it could be?” A
Failed Communication

As I recount the stories from the day, the idea that resonated with me the most  was “what’s the worst it could be?” As healthcare professionals we’re ultimately tasked with doing everything in our power to protect our patient’s from the worst case scenario. As I’ve reflected on our small group conversations, I think the worst case scenario may have nothing to do with pathophysiology, but more simply flawed communication.  Keep the lines of communication open.

Day 2 Reflections:
I am extremely grateful to be amongst so many bright, compassionate and thoughtful minds this week.  I feel invigorated and inspired by the ideas and discussions we’ve had over the past 2 days.  The thing that excites me the most is the impact our actions will have on the future of healthcare.  That being said, we have to embrace our inner “shirtless dancing guy” and lead the way for our colleagues because “mindfulness without action is stasis.”