Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Belittling a doctor

feels good =)
not that my expectation are that high for them :P
experts in medicines?..bring on the debate!

10 comments:

b said...

As if medics would really sink down to your level.

Novtej said...

they know very little on dosing patients. today i was approached by an SHO whilst carrying out my audit. she asked why i was looking through patients' medical notes, and then asked who gave me authorisation! i answered back, who's authorisation do i require?
she then paused and replied, 'oh no it should be okay'. medics should be cool likeable people, and not portray themselves, and ulimately the profession, as arrogant individuals amongst the healthcare sector because quite simply a sharper tongue might be their opponent which will dicredit them.

b said...

The above was meant to be a joke, but hanji I've been told I'm arrogant many times in no uncertain terms.

Have your fun/rant and congratulations on portraying your sharper tongue =)

Anonymous said...

hmmm...perhaps a little reminder is required regarding the concept of a multidisciplinary TEAM and what it entails!!

the first comment was supposed to be a joke??!! hmmm... i thought the whole point of jokes are to make you laugh...

...whos laughing...

Anonymous said...

i woz :D

b said...

Looks like you were the only one anon no. 2 :)

I thought Novtej knew me/my dry sarcasm well enough not to take offence, the same way I know that although Novtej seems to have something against doctors, he's not really the type to go around belittling people for his own amusement.

Anyway I apologize, I'll know how not to avoid taking the bait for next time.

p.s. Novtej - I feel I should tell you that my doctor-of-a-mum reads your blog :P

Novtej said...

hahahahah you guys are all crazy. the post was originally regarding an arrogant indian doctor on one of the general medicine wards. I actually couldn't believe how arrogant he was. I noticed a beta blocker being given at a hypertensive dose, which I wanted to confirm since according to the medical notes it was being given for angina. Anyway i asked this doctor who said "there's a lot more than meets the eye in this patient' (with his heavy indian accent..which nearly made me laugh, oops :$ ). So as an eager student (yeah right) i asked why. I was given a load of data about troponin levels, etc but not really telling me why that dose was given...and then said i would find it hard to understand (which i probably would but at least give me a chance!) it was clear the doctor wanted me to go away! I moved on to another patient but on my way out i thought I have a look back at the previous patient and saw he had changed the dose!...and then (the belittling part, which i hadn't planned!) i looked up and saw that indian looking at me from a distance above his specs which kind of cracked me up :P
god knows why he acted like that...might be RSS :P oops!

Anonymous said...

so that what you get up to there bhaji? hahaha

Novtej said...

i have something against doctors? i wonder what made you jump to that conclusion! the work they do is fantastic.

b said...

*rolls her eyes*

I said you *seem* to have something against them. (Or something for belittling them, which, of course, you had never planned.)