Thursday, August 8, 2013
Elephants in the Room
Somewhere along the way, my congregation needs to deal with bringing women ahead, the mediocrity of the worship experience, managing shrinking membership that is not going to reverse by bringing a personable Rabbi to the Bimah, unrealistic attachment that people have to what is there now to the neglect of what might be.
In my work world, you cannot keep looking the other way while residents discharge people without appreciating what the recipients of those patients will need to do on their behalf. Not all loose ends and be tied together with a quick turf to somebody's office. The office computers are diminishing medical care. Expectations are put on primary doctors that exceed the skill of many and overwhelm those at the upper tier of knowledge who have to process though increasing volumes of people who are generally well without special provisions to isolate and focus upon the few who need more meticulous decision making.
So do I think formal Judaism and ordinary medical care are going to hell in a handbasket? Well, not exactly, but I do think there is a day of reckoning where the status quo becomes unsustainable.
Posted by furrydoc at 7:12 AM