Monday, May 25, 2009
The House of God
I Just started reading "The House of God". We were all given a copy last July when we started our internship year. I figure that every intern should read it, particularly one who wants to blog about experiences in residency. The first interesting term I came across was "Gomer". I have never actually heard this used in real life, and I didn't care for it until I learned that it was an acronym for "Get Out Of My Emergency Room". The term is used to describe old, helplessly sick patients who frequent the ER from nursing homes, etc. and have incurable illnesses, and who should be allowed to die peacefully.