Cross-Pollination - Vol. 4
Making seemingly random connections across disciplines...
- The habit of giving opinions and advice on matters outside of one's knowledge.
- Common in the field of addiction, but very relevant within today's society with the presence of COVID-19.
True, True, and Related
"When unexpected information is presented, we tend to conduct an internal check against these criteria - parsimony, adequacy, and coherence - and if they are satisfied, we incorporate the new findings into our working diagnosis.
If the new information fits, we work with it. If a major inconsistency is found, we either revise the working diagnosis or consider the findings to be true, true, and unrelated.
This...highlights the importance of not dismissing incidental findings as unrelated without thoughtful consideration of how they may be related to other abnormalities."
Dhaliwal et al. NEJM (2004)
The Augenblick Diagnosis
- That which is made in the blink of an eye.
"Becoming alert to the influence of bias requires maintaining keen vigilance and mindfulness of one's own thinking."
Croskerry. NEJM (2013
- In Socratic dialogue, "The unexamined thought is not work thinking."
"The emergence of the unconscious opposite in the course of time."
- Is there a current societal shift as it pertains to politics and racism?
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