Letter to the Editor
I so appreciate the honest truth and insight that Dr. Edwin Leap provides in his columns, especially in “D/C: A Little More of the God's Honest Truth.” (EMN 2019;41:21; http://bit.ly/2TgtHwl.) He provides a healthy dose of reality, often with humor and certainly with passion and a recognition of whose children we are.
His latest article about tough love in the ED was a breath of fresh air, openly describing the conundrum we face in trying to help patients who self-harm and pointing out that we are afraid to speak straight because of political correctness and Press Ganey scores, which in my opinion have made us enablers. I look forward to his articles and often refer back to them when I am trying to find my way in the morass that is the modern emergency department. Write on, Dr. Leap.
Maggie McGraw, MD