Jun 16, 2009

in the line of fire 2: tears of a doctor

just before I left for my 1 week break, i had an encounter, more accurately a verbal encounter with DH, and when I came back, my heart felt to an all time low as I heard about my junior colleague being driven into tears after being verbally abused by DH


There's nothing wrong for doctors to shed some tears.

Doctors shed tears for a dying patient,
shed tears for those devastating moments, shed tears for a cause championed, shed tears for a hardwork well done, shed tears for missing family members or children while working far away from home, but not for the wrong reason, especially NOT for DH who behave like a D, owing to probably DH's lack of proper home education on mannerism.

Doctors do cry.
Some do it silently. Some do it in their own poetic way.
If you're well acquainted with Grey's Anatomy, you'll notice how frequent doctors cry.

If you believe there's any inadequacy, there's always huge room to teach and mentor, to educate and to guide and to grow, at least at the same level, your experience is as the malay language puts it, just 'setahun jagung'.

Staff nurses were all sadden by the incident. Who wouldn't?
One of the senior ones actually asked DH and for DH to use the excuse of
stress in the department
is far more lame than having ED.


I believe during our on calls, our adrenaline level runs at the same level as yours, or perhaps much higher than anyone in the whole hospital.

Anyone care to disagree, I will challenge them to switch position with me for a month.

If you're so darn stress, why am I seeing your name filled up in the LOCUM of A&E? Why not take a rest?
Go fly kite. Take a hike. Break a wind.

If you're stress, seek the right person - the psychiatrist, or to the lesser extend - a counselor.

If you're so stress, suck on a valium, and pop a beta blocker.

If you're so stress till you go flacid, get a sildenafil.

No matter how stress you're, there no place for domestic violence.

fail owned pwned pictures

not even during Sunday...

If you're reading this, and you felt morbidly insulted. You should.

I was reading Bro Yew's adventure in King's College Hospital for his final journey to be a medical specialist, and discover about the signboards in the hospital which can be seen anywhere in the hospital which read "King's staff work hard and treat the patients well. We expect the patients and relatives to treat them with respect as well. Any violence or abuse of our staff will not be tolerated."

Here, with DHs walking among us, we probably do not need to factor in 'patients and relatives'.

Unlike others who will probably egg you on to fight or retaliate and kept your flying ego soaring up your imaginary genius plateau, I seriously believe (if you're intelligent enough) you should take a few minutes, sit down in silence, and reflect on your action and what damage you'd done, to others and mostly to yourself (in the long run).

At the end of the reflection, you'll probably find that the greatest thing to do is to continue your journey in the medical with an ardent attitude to educate, to teach and to guide rather than to belittle, to mock or to criticize others who are less inferior in your part of knowledge.

No one knows everything all the time.

If you think you do, probably you should set up a sect or temple after you.

And last, but not least, the next best thing to do is probably to stretch out your hand and ask for forgiveness from my colleague.

That would probably driven her to tears, but then again, that is absolutely a good reason to shed few tears.

1 comment:

bongkersz said...

In any profession, we always have some assholes and bullies. Stress? What a lame excuse. Go see a psychiatrist hey! Or go on holiday. Well, some people just love to abuse their positions, even with little power.