The IRB reviews done last week had a lot of back and forth with the institution I was reviewing for. A researcher who puts his/her own patient as a research participant, despite a consent and an explanation of procedures/processes is still under a certain conflict of interest is my viewpoint. It is better that a third person does the consenting and explanation and everything about the research. The party didn’t agree and neither did the chair. It took some back and forth but I held my ground. I was going to say what I had to say. Thank God it was all by email, no face-to-face.
Had to do a root cause analysis of a patient death in hospital too. It has been years since I did one, so I needed to study the processes once before I wrote up the report. I nearly spelt “wrote” as ” rote” now- I am so used to spelling by ear now. I need to exercise self-control.
This weekend I will be alone- no husband or daughter. My cat and I.
The plants in the office are doing well. The ones that are inside are dark green and flourishing but the flowers are smaller in size inside than outside. Kudos to the flowers that bloom outside in the blazing heat.
I felt excessively thirsty the whole day- I must have taken at least a liter of water at work today- I felt I didn’t just have enough. I feel tired too- all the time and I do sleep well.
It must be some deficiency.
The I-20 papers arrived today. I am going to make the payment soon, so I can have the student visa stamped on my passport. They tell me, I can’t study on a tourist visa-even for a month.