Compassion in MedBlogging

Explained more eloquently in the full post, but:

Head Nurse: Let’s talk about compassion.
This is an important point for those of us who blog, and those of us who nurse: People will criticize you for not being the constant comforting angel that they think you ought to be. To hell with them. The important thing is that you do what you are meant to do for those people who find themselves in your care.

I’m occasionally accused of not blogging in a warm-and-fuzzy fashion suitable to whatever aggrieved person comments, and I don’t generally respond; they don’t know me, they are’t my patients, heck with them.


  1. People think they can judge you based on what you write. They probably are wrong, and they certainly are not qualified to judge.

    Their comments are less about the person writing the blog, than about the person writing the comment. They are trying to make themselves feel good about something.

  2. The overwrought sense of entitlement to validation, ya gotta love it.