This submission was to help reclaim the bedside for the physicians. Interestingly it seems to offend some already claiming the bedside as more rightfully theirs. It also seemed to ignite a flurry of frustrated comments about those things that interfer with the bedside. My intention was really to revive the notion that the phyisician is needed and serving at the bedside still. Perhaps if we reclaimed this position as partly ours and certainly needed we could create policies with it at the heart rather than at the expense of being at the bedside.