I always try to believe the best about my patients, but a few experiences have severely curtailed my faith in humanity.
I have a guy now who was shot in the abdomen multiple times, and he suffered injuries to his small intestine and colon. That's nothing new - it happens regularly, and these patients tend to do quite well. This guy seemed like a nice enough guy - very polite, courteous, etc. When I was making my rounds yesterday, I noticed he had been moved to the ward upstairs...the corner room with the locked door that can only be unlocked from the inside. I figured the guy was under police protection, and I was right...sort of. After being buzzed in by the police guards, I noticed he was handcuffed to the bed. Turns out the guy has an outstanding arrest warrant. For murder.
How the hell can I trust any of these people?
Stories about general surgery, trauma surgery, dumb patients, dumb doctors, and dumb shit from the dumb world around us.
Friday, 21 October 2011
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What is your specialty in the hospital?ReplyDelete
Trauma surgery. If you get shot or stabbed, or if you're in a car accident and have a busted spleen, I'm your guy.ReplyDelete
And that's your mottoDelete
You just can't trust people. It's the rule in life. People you trust may just turn out to be backstabbers...ReplyDelete