One of the side-effects of volunteering in a hospital is that I've become a pathetic medical groupie (which is why you'll find medical blogs in my sidebars). Every Tuesday, there's a round-up of the best of the medical blogosphere from the previous week, called Grand Rounds. It's hosted at a different site each time; this week, it's over at Medical Humanities.
I haven't had time to read most of this week's posts yet, but they look fascinating, as usual. I'm hoping that I'll be able to blog a bit about my own hospital work, but there are extremely strict privacy/confidentiality standards -- for obvious reasons -- so I'm trying to map out the boundaries of what I'm allowed to say. I think it should be okay if I talk only about broad theological and theoretical issues, with no specific references at all to patients or staff, but I've e-mailed the volunteer coordinator just to make sure.
It's easier to ask forgiveness than to ask permission, but it's easier to ask permission than to lose a cherished gig because you crossed a line.