Something to chew on...
Friday, April 12, 2013
I am going out of town today so, in advance, everyone have a GREAT weekend! Going to visit the college that my "baby girl" will be attending in the fall.
LYNNWILK2 posted a great blog called "First Do No Harm..." about her experience with the medical profession and how they sometimes just get it plain wrong.
I made a comment on the page, explaining a few of my thoughts on the subject and mentioning that my totally awesome and fabulous husband is a doctor and is board certified in both Radiology and Emergency Medicine. He is a fantastic diagnostic clinician and he does see much to be desired in the skill set that many doctors bring to the game.
So...that got me to remembering a completely ludicrous commentary on this topic that I wanted to pass on:
It is pure "theatre of the absurd." A short video clip of a "conversation" between an ER doctor and a Radiologist. The robotic, monotone voices make it even funnier to me for some reason! And as the author says on the site: "This is a work of fiction. However, any resemblance to reality would not be coincidental."
And just a warning...this clip might offend if you have had a bad medical outcome...In advance: this is NOT my intent.
I know that inept medical practitioners are serious business....Several years ago, my daughter almost died when my DH was out out town and I ignored my gut feeling that the ER doctor that I took her to dismissed her too easily. The doctor sent her home with pneumonia and 48 hours later she was in intensive care.
Hopefully it makes you think next time someone orders up a CAT scan for you or a loved one. There is radiation involved and they should not be used for no good reason....
The clip is absurd in the extreme...but scarily...often true.
Have a great weekend and keep ...
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