This post I wanted to take a poll. This poll – the first in the blog so I hope there are not any technical glitches – is about your current thoughts on the DCLS. I imagine that if you have gotten this far in following my blog, then you’ve read the posts up until now. [And it you haven’t, please read them before answering the poll.]
I still get many messages and comments displaying negativity towards this degree and they are entirely from within my own profession. In my experience at multiple facilities, I have only had one physician … just one cranky really old man … tell me he didn’t need my help. All of the other physicians I have had the pleasure of working with, across multiple states, are most appreciative of this new available laboratory consultation. The clinical pharmacists I have worked with are very anxious to have us on each of their teams. So why the excessive push back from my own profession?
All of my thoughts about the push back from my own profession are merely anecdotal based on my own experiences … and the contents of my email/Facebook/messenger messages. And while this is not a clearly scientific poll with a validated methodology and planned precision statistical analysis, it would be interesting see if the majority of at least this readership are against it … or do they just bark the loudest.
So here is the question: What do you think of the DCLS?