Alice, I read this post as I am logging onto the medical record system and answering emails through "My Chart" from patients that were sent on Friday night and saturday.
My children and husband are enjoying a cartoon together after Sunday dinner and I have my lap top.
What do I value in a physician and therefore try to provide? Personal touch and relationship. It is only through this therapeutic relationship that I think that physicans and families can come to the "right" answer and plan of action. Medicine is not black and white or test book. All decisions must be made in context based on the best available informationship and desires of the family. In primary care, physicians who know their families and patients are much better therapeutic healers.