We all share some concern for the state of the world today. Whether you’re moved by issues of health, politics, war, gender identity, queer rights, environmental stability, our world has a way to make you worry. The relentless pace of change and challenge over recent years has left no life untouched. And now, as masks are removed and doors are flung open, in the midst of global violence, we are left wondering, “What do we do now?”
One of my pet peeves as a clinician is the intake process. These days, with online booking, online correspondence, online consent forms and online health history documents the subtle art of listening to a person tell you how they are is getting lost. For the sake of efficiency, human contact is being automated out of our clinical experiences, particularly during the pandemic.