and I ponder; how does one pass on values? I must pass on a practice. That is easy enough. We begin booking patients with the new guy and I cut back my hours so that if they need treatment, they make the next appointment with him.
But values and the uniqueness of the practice that is linked to how we care for our patients – that must be passed on too. And can it be? Is it learned by watching? Or is this something that is just there inside the individual?
Fortunately, I think I have some good material to work with. That is one of the reasons we took on this particular young guy.
I suspect there is no clear cut answer. But it is something I must work at answering.
So, I sit here and I ponder and pray that somehow it can be done.