**DUE TUESDAY 9/13**
The ability to react to a quotation by explaining what it means, taking a stand on it, and showing its relevance and connection to other aspects of life is an important skill to have! Select a quote that you want to write about and write a "rumination" paragraph based on it. You can use the quote you took home from class, or choose a different one below.
RUMINATION PARAGRAPH (TE/EA structure)
To ruminate (verb) - to think deeply about something. Pick one quote to RUMINATE on.
•T - Take a stance in reaction to the quote (do you agree? Disagree? Are you surprised? Disappointed? Inspired? Angry?). Make sure you’re also interpreting the quote - saying what you believe it means.
•E/E•Explain why you had this response to the quotation/how your thinking about the quotation developed. Use at least two specific reasons or examples to show your thinking or make connections (things you’ve read about/witnessed/experienced)
•A•What is the take-away from this quote? What is an important effect or message that this quote can have on our thinking and/or understanding?
"The good physician treats the disease; the great physician treats the patient who has the disease."
This quote by William Osler inspires me because it captures what it really means to be a successful doctor. Osler states that mediocre doctors simply address the physical consequences of a disease, whereas a great doctor treats the entire person who is suffering from it. For example, a doctor who is giving a needle to a child should not just coldly administer the shot. A great doctor would calm the child, explain the procedure, and maybe even give them candy when it’s over. A doctor who is helping someone with a serious or frightening illness has to both treat their patient AND help them to move on with their lives by providing medical care and emotional counseling. Doctors have jobs that involve directly treating illness, but it is important that a doctor not forget that they also need to be caring and thoughtful about the person that they are treating. Osler is explaining that truly successful doctors should be able to deal with both the social and diagnostic aspects of their job.