Sunday, February 19, 2012

THAT AWKWARD MOMENT AS A DOCTOR



1. When a patient sees you and asks, "where's the doctor?"


2. Your hand is hovering over the prescription paper but you have no idea what to write. Meanwhile the patient is looking at you.


3. You start stammering because you can't answer a patient's question.


4. You get into a loud argument with a nurse, then turn around to see the whole hospital watching.


5. You can't read another doctor's handwriting.


6. Your phone starts ringing in the middle of a sober consultation with the latest hip hop ringtone.


7. The patient has a disappointed look on his face when he sees you are the one on duty.


8. You totally forget the name of the diagnosis; you know it but just can't remember.


9. You lose your temper and tell the patient,"you think i'm enjoying this?"


10. You see a patient outside the hospital and try to avoid him seeing you.


11. A patient starts fully undressing just because you want to do a little examination.


12. A patient prefers seeing a doctor of the same sex as him/her.


13. A patient proudly shows you some well preserved bodily fluid.


14. You see someone in a bus that could do with some medical advice but wonder if the person would be offended.


15. A baby starts crying on seeing you.


16. You have to take an injection given by a nurse you know.


17. You are expected to behave like the doctors on ER


Any more awkward moments you know?
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5 comments:

  1. When you forget the patients name halfway through the consultation and either call them by the wrong name (oh yes!!) or have to try and look at your notes without them noticing.

    When you've had a screaming match type argument with someone in a shop and then they turn up as a very sick patient and you need to help them...oh yes...the lady from the car hire place is still embarrassed!!

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  2. Too true! I find myself asking a patient's name several times a day especially when i have to write a new prescription without the patient's notes readily available.

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  3. When a patient keeps calling "nurse! nurse!, even though you are putting on a ward coat, simply because you are female..

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  4. Aww nos 15 :(
    Nos 2 I help them out when I can
    Nos 5 I rub it in...like "Ha!"
    Nos 7 LMAO we can't help it!
    Nos 8 only human
    Nos 9 Let the dr try it with me!
    Nos 11 LMAO esp if it's a gown being worn, it can't be helped when using the steth

    LOVELY (Y)

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