Originally Posted by theimp98
hmm but Severe abdominal pain along with vomiting blood is normally a omg what is wrong with this person thing. Someone should have looked at her sonner then just leave her sitting there.
Ok so I missed the part about vomiting blood. Yes, that's a definite red alert.
Again, it is inexcusable, but if you have worked in hospital emergency departments I can see how it could happen. Not an excuse by any means, but I can see it.
Originally Posted by lunasmom
I really think that the Federal government should begin to cap doctors salaries at some point. It seems there are too many people going into the business just for the money rather than the original purpose: to help people.
This is completely unfair. People seem to think that doctors do not deserve to get paid well for what they do when, in fact, they spend years and years and years learning to do what the rest of us couldn't dream of - and that is to save lives, or to fix our hurts. People who whinge and whine about actually paying to have these services should go to their local mechanic if they like. It'll cost a tenth of the price, and you know, you could die, or be permanently injured, but hey, doctors and what they do aren't really worth it anyway.
The general public take doctors for granted in a way that sickens me, and whilst about 5% of them really are just looking for the downpayment on their next porsche, most doctors work incredibly
hard, under incredible
stress, with incredible
responsibility - exponentially higher on all three of those factors than the average person - and yet we begrudge them getting paid well for it. Me? I'd pay them more - especially emergency room doctors who work shifts in the tens and tens of hours, sacrifice just about every single other aspect of their lives except for eating and sleeping, to save lives.
There is no single other industry where people who give their lives in the service of others get so harshly judged. Most doctors leave university with close to a million dollars in debt, and spend the majority of their working lives paying it off, paying their overheads and paying their astronomical insurance. They don't really see any money until they have been in practice for over 25 years. I would never be a doctor. You virtually give up your whole life to do it, you never stop learning and you can never escape the responsibility, and you are faced with selfish judgement from ungrateful people almost every day of your life - particularly people who patronise the public health and welfare systems, get thousands and thousands of dollars of medical treatment for free, and then have the audacity to whinge about it.
The standing joke amongst doctors is that if they were going to get in it for the money, they would have been lawyers.
Now, in this case, something was missed and somebody died. So, let's crucify all doctors, hey? Typical. The ungrateful public decide that the highly paid doctors are to blame. What about the people in the FRONT LINE - the 911 dispatchers, the nurses, the paramedics - who should have brought the doctors' attention to this patient? Doctors are not
the first face - they rely on their staff to give them the details. But hey, they get paid a lot, let's blame them. After all, they don't really do much worth getting paid for.