The artist truly captured the atmosphere of morning meetings at the Charité.
Morning meetings are illustrated case reels, debriefings of the preceding 24 hours, information handover to the team, work planning of the day, the week maybe, and military roll call all in one - not to mention an educational tool for the residents. Deeply fascinated by their hierarchical negotiation of power, medical sociology has tried and dissected medical morning meetings. Among other things, they found that diagnostic dilemmas, unusual case details or disagreement with the attending on call were more likely to be discussed in this format. It remains, however, predominantly an instrument of control.
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