2 tolerances that all doctors should have

We must embrace both the uncertainty and the need not to accept indecision, says Dr Hans Duvelfelt

There is a lot of talk about team-based care nowadays, and I have seen some shining examples of that, most recently when a patient at my clinic had a suicide in the family.


But at the same time, there are so many decisions — judgement calls, really — that we make every single day where there isn’t anywhere near enough time to involve team members.

I talk to patients all the time who ruminate, often at night, about the choices they made every day, and replay their conversations, reasoning and actions to the point of losing sleep and