Japan’s tragedy (or is it all of us??)
This just appeared out of nowhere just now and I had totally forgotten writing it – but it would have been so appropriate 2 years ago – not that it will not continue to be appropriate going forward because the earthquake/hurricane/tsunami is still ahead of us.
Yesterday Thomas Cox sent around a terrific commentary on what is happening in Japan, and with his permission, I am posting it here. If you want to see the actual post on the Nurse-Philosophy list, go to this link: http://bit.ly/hUfKBM.
But this is so important, I am posting it here in its entirety:
Risk – The Real Butterfly Effect
by Thomas Cox, PhD, RN, author of the soon to be available book: Standard Errors: Life, Health & Death When Hospitals, Long Term Care Facilities, Home Health Agencies, Physicians & Nurses Are Insurers.
I have resisted the impulse to comment on Japan. But there are only a few “Teachable moments” as profound as this one.
45+ years ago somebody thought it would be a great idea to build a nuclear reactor along the pacific ocean coastline in a country with high seismic activity and high risks of tsunamis.
That day, a butterfly emerged…
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