Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Unlikely words from a doctor



“How can I apologise enough for my dereliction in duty, in prescribing the incorrect medication for you over the last few years?” 

 

Don’t expect to hear that!

 

The best I got was from a well liked doctor who said to me, “I think there was something in the Hippocratic Oath about not doing the patient any harm. Shall we try this one instead?!”

7 comments:

  1. Doctors. It appears at times we are at their mercy.

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  2. Hahaha!! "Shall we try this one instead?"....scary ;)

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  3. that's better than any apology I ever got.

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  4. I once made a medication error which fortunately was not serious. Rather unsettling nonetheless. (I'm a nurse.)

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  5. One of the most useful classes I ever took was anatomy & physiology. It hasn't saved me entirely from medical missteps, but it gave me the tools to do my own research and enough doctor-lingo to talk to them on their own level.

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  6. This is interesting! Nowadays doctors fight to maintain their 'innocence' especially with high priced litigation! Nicely OE!

    Hank

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