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Monday, Monday... - Nobody wears a white coat any more... — LiveJournal
...a tribute to becoming a doctor.
Monday, Monday...
Got up this morning and drove back to Indy. And I miss him so bad it hurts. I would drive home and back every day if I could afford to, just to spend those precious moments with him, cradled in his arms, to sleep with my head on his shoulder.
It's hard, O Best Beloved. I don't want any of you to think it's anything but hard. But the moments are precious, and more so because of their sparsity.
I can't wait for March.

I have just a few minutes, I'm going to a lunch presentation about the FW electives - which, as I intend to take them, I don't want to miss - but I wanted to pose a few thoughts...things I want to hear what you think on.

Is it ever appropriate for a doctor to fire a patient? Is it ever the right thing to do?
What are a patient's responsibilities in a doctor-patient relationship? What are the doctor's?
What should the medical student do if the staff is being unprofessional or inappropriate? Should we just lay low?

Hopefully this afternoon's Intersession is as fun as this morning's.

now feeling:: lonely wistful

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From: silmaril Date: February 2nd, 2004 09:07 am (UTC) (etched in stone)
There's only one question I feel competent to comment on in the above: What are the patient's responsibilities?

1. Not lie. The doctor can't help you unless the doctor has all the relevant information. And no, the patient is not always the authority on what's relevant.

2. We all feel irritated and angry when we're sick, and angry that we cannot get better faster, and it's tempting to take that out on the doctor/nurses/interns/... . But of course, that's the precise opposite of productive, in this case.
From: clypheous Date: February 2nd, 2004 11:19 am (UTC) (etched in stone)
You can fire patients?

As for what to do when the staff is being unprofessional, don't let it slide. Hold them accountable for their actions. Always hold people accountable. If they can't deal with it, that's there problem. Especially hospital staff should know that being professional is very important.
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