Saturday, September 12, 2009

Be nice to me, I might be your doctor someday.

You know what's really annoying? Patients' families. Especially when the whole extended family is there. This I do not have a problem with. I have a problem with me talking to the patient and asking them questions and getting rude, sarcastic remarks from his or her family. It's so annoying. Please don't do this if you find yourself in a hospital, God forbid. Unless they're being a jerk to you.

I understand it gets very frustrating when you or your loved one has a certain condition that makes all the med students crowd around and stuff. That I can understand. What I can't understand is why people would get annoyed at the crowd of med students when they know that the hospital is a teaching hospital. Seriously, if you want privacy, pay for the private room. Or go to a different hospital.

I'm a med student. I need to see cases. That's the only way I will learn. Books aren't enough. If the students weren't allowed to look at patients then how are we going to get experience and take care of people in the future. We are your future doctors. Be nice.

I don't have much to say. This is an update for Controlled Chaos. I lover her to death so maybe I'll update more instead of use my breaks on fb.

ps- I'd appreciate all your prayers. One that I pass first attempt on my final final final exams as a med student. Two that my health improves. it's been deteriorating as soon as I stepped on Indian ground this past June and for some reason it's just getting worse and worse. Or so I feel. I'm a bit of a drama queen but I honestly have never been getting sick so often. Prayers are always appreciated. :)


the girl in stiletto said...

:) they can be even worst when you're already a doctor. one thing you can do is, accept it and remember than you're getting rewards for helping others even though they dont appreciate it :)

*mary* said...

I have extended family that simply make me cringe with some of the rude uneducated things they will say- without hesitation- to doctors and hospital staff. And nurses! Some people actually have confused nurses with wait staff. I've seen overworked nurses doing their best to care for 6 or more patients, and then family members of the ill complain and get them in trouble for not bringing their loved one a soda fast enough. If they only knew.

Artistic Logic said...



don't worry im sure its different over here....

and iA u get better!!!

Falling Up said...

doctors treat nurses like crap. I am going to try very very hard not to do it. I mean, they're the ones stuck with everything you dont want to do, we should at least appreciate them. :)

Sometimes there are days where I feel like punching everyone.

Constructive Attitude said...

My sister says the same thing.

Faith said...

Will pray for you.. to be healthy and to be respected more by patents’ families :)

mint.fresh.muslim said...

Oh gosh. I reckon I've probably been one of those annoying family members at some point or another although I can say I've never objected to a trainee doctor gathering, that's just shtoopit.

fuelMybrain said...

LOL FU, most days lately have been like that.

I dred becoming a nurse for these reasons. I've heard all the things you've mentioned and also the comments your followers have said.

Why are you sick? Germ related or worse? I will send healthy thoughts your way.