(The "Darwin Awards" are another funny cousin in this family of pass-along e-mails.) These "just do it" calls-to-action are helpful for instilling personal accountability when performance is not overly dependent on a system, like it is with, say, teenagers and curfews.
But imagine you are boarding a commerical airliner, and you see a warning posted in the cockpit that says, "This machine has no brains. Use your own." Are you staying on-board? It probably doesn't matter, because the crew isn't likely to!
The experience and competencies your flight crew and air traffic controllers bring to work are not considered sufficient to get a plane off of the ground if the plane's brains (think: radar, auto-pilot, computer) are on the blink. I know this from experience. Last year, I flew between Atlanta and Philadelphia weekly, a routine that was largely uneventful. But I vividly recall one flight that required a return to the gate, de-planing, and re-loading onto another aircraft, events that transpired when the captain nixed take-off because the mechanics could not explain to his satisfaction why a control panel light was behaving in an atypical fashion.
Aviation professionals understand that safety is a function of reliability, a term Wikipedia helpfully explains as the ability to deliver stable, predictable results under ordinary circumstances as well as when hostile or unexpected events arise. Aviation is highly procedure-oriented, and it's likely that the ability of individuals to perform in extraordinary circumstances, like when a plane lands on the Hudson, lies in the strength of the systems that support routine function. The aviation industry routinely adopts tools and technologies that enhance the considerable abilities of individuals to perform in a reliable fashion, and they share "Waldos" across the industry whenever the safety-threatening striped shirts are identified.
Human beings, healthcare's most significant output, are far more complex than airplanes. But this fact should not dissuade us from adapting reliability-promoting processes used elsewhere. Deviation from a standard flight plan (or plan of care) for cause--that is, for reasons that enhance benefit to individual flyers (or patients)--make sense only when deviation is not the norm.
I hope you'll stay safe, come back soon, and fly only in friendly skies!