Ignorant People are Dangerous

Ignorance: lacking knowledge or information as to a particular subject or fact, showing lack of training

 

If you aren’t consistently seeking to improve yourself, pursue new information, or explore the latest trends in your field, more likely than being lazy, you might be dangerous.  And, you may slowly waste or fade away like an old photograph.   I think of my 82 year old aunt –  I have never known her to take a class, attend a seminar, or research something she knew nothing about.  She gains her education through reading tabloids and watching junk TV.  And she wonders why her life savings is gone and she makes decisions that she consistently regrets.

That’s just the way I am.  I can’t help it.  I’m too old to learn.  What’s done is done.   He’s the expert. They say.  I read somewhere.  I’m not going to change now.

Information is everywhere.  You are limited only by your own lack of interest.  No money?  No computer? No excuse.  Try the library.  It’s been around since 1731 and is still the best thing since Starbucks Americano with room.  For my nursing colleagues, I have added below links to several of my favorite sites for free CEU’s. My medical institution requires 60 a year. I do well over that and have never paid a cent. In my field, it is dangerous not to stay informed.  You may not cause harm to anyone if you don’t continue your education, but won’t you feel like you’re missing out? Whatever you do, wherever you are, be all there, and do it better every day.

It is impossible for a man to learn if he thinks he already knows.  Epictetus

 

Sources for free CEU:

Medscape

Discovery Channel 

CMEcorner

Cleveland Clinic

Medpage Today 

Neurosciencecme

Powerpak

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Kathy

I've been a Family Nurse Practitioner since 1991. My most memorable patient was Meinhardt Raabe, the Munchkin Coroner from the Wizard of Oz. I now practice in Addiction Medicine and recently published Hepatitis C Quick Start: A guide for the clinician.

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