Sunday, August 23, 2015

Trust Doctors

It's not an indictment of one doctor, it is an indictment of the entire profession.

So pretend you're a doctor watching another doctor perform an operation. The other doctor slices a major vein that has nothing to do with this surgery and you see he did it deliberately ... then that doctor leaves it bleeding and sews the body back up. You're watching him do this.

You don't immediately remove that guy from any further contact with patients? You don't raise the alarm and see to it he never steps inside an operating room again until his sanity can be proven? You don't stop him knowing full well he is going to kill somebody, probably the next person he operates on?

It's not about what is wrong with this one lunatic. That's not it. The question is what in the hell is wrong with every other person working in that hospital? It is not a rhetorical question.

You see this too often. People are eyewitnesses to seeing doctors stabbing old people in the hearts with scalpels and cutting off their oxygen and they're saying "This guy may have a problem, let's keep a close eye on him when he does his work in the future." May have a problem? May have?!?

1 comment:

Grogard said...

Most of them are too concerned about how it reflects on doctors as a whole to do anything except in the most extreme cases.