An Alternative Career Path…

Maybe I should have worked in a pet hospital

If I hadn’t chosen to spend my career working in a hospital full of sick and injured people, I think I would have liked to work in a veterinary hospital full of sick and injured animals. As Mitchell and Webb illustrate, it’s noble, valuable work.

Author: Keith Humphreys

Keith Humphreys is the Esther Ting Memorial Professor of Psychiatry at Stanford University and an Honorary Professor of Psychiatry at Kings College London. His research, teaching and writing have focused on addictive disorders, self-help organizations (e.g., breast cancer support groups, Alcoholics Anonymous), evaluation research methods, and public policy related to health care, mental illness, veterans, drugs, crime and correctional systems. Professor Humphreys' over 300 scholarly articles, monographs and books have been cited over thirteen thousand times by scientific colleagues. He is a regular contributor to Washington Post and has also written for the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Monthly, San Francisco Chronicle, The Guardian (UK), The Telegraph (UK), Times Higher Education (UK), Crossbow (UK) and other media outlets.

6 thoughts on “An Alternative Career Path…”

  1. Medical care is becoming more like veterinary care: the decisions about care is made by someone other than the patient.

      1. Oh, the sage experts! They’re as self-interested as anyone else — leave it all up to them and they’ll have you for lunch.

        1. All your worried bloviating about Big Sage is just a way to avoid the real subject: The sizable carbon footprint from hippies burning sage to smudge rooms. Just because they buy it from mom-and-pop sage stores and not Herb-Mart doesn’t mean they’re, like, green. And then there’s the whole incense thing. I’m not sure you have any standing to complain here.

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