Thin materials on the edge of collapse

Prof Roger Kneebone is an interesting guy. Surgeon, GP, academic.


He's taken some interesting perspectives on surgical training, specifically around the Performance aspect. 

One of his collaborations was with a potter. The potter defined is craft as being

"Working with thin materials on the edge of collapse."

in truth l think this applies as a concept to all elements of medicine and beyond.

As an out of hours GP I am often called into situations where family support mechanisms are I the edge of collapse. Making something positive from those moments is perhaps the pinnacle of the art of out of hours care. 

Whether it's music, pottery, Surgery or general practice, we are all working with thin materials on the edge of collapse.