Evidence-informed musings are derivations of bedside observations that are case and context specific. Educational significance as well as the utility of these aide memoirs for clinical judgements cannot be overemphasized. They serve as a conduit to ethical routines in applied medicine.
Modern medicine is complex, abounding with challenges in clinical practice. Clinical practice can be looked at through a prism of maxims, rhetoric, or aphorisms , evidence-informed truisms that are backed by principles of ethics. Spectrum varies from plain observations, to humorous contemplations incorporating tangy qualities, reflecting the elements of medical practice. Functioning as an interface between decision-making and implementation, these underpin ethical professional behaviour. Analysed, these could serve to educate and guide.
• Anticipate and accomplish electively. Corollary: It is better to perform an anticipated procedure electively rather than emergently, a time when the physiology would have gone awry to become pathological.
• Many illnesses do not have accurate answers but have approximate answers to make estimated inferences.
• Algorithms and protocols are meant for guidance, and not to be rigidly followed without allotting a thought to the scenario in question.