So Many Ailments, So Little Time! (Was Re: ? Epilepsy?)
COLLEEN M. SPECHT
v102nq9f at ubvms.cc.buffalo.edu
Thu Jun 8 15:39:10 EST 1995
>In <3r1qjm$3ho at aladdin.iii.org.tw> siupakmd at pc2.hinet.net (Siupak Lee,
(much stuff deleted about genuine concern about educating patients and
encouraging them to seek medical advice)
>>>Perhaps we need to take a second look at how we talk to our patients,
>>Yes. A lot of doctors don't know how to communicate properly,
>>including me. :)
>>Siupak Lee, M.D.
TO WHICH arbor at ix.netcom.com (Zeda Ass'n [Ralph Burr]) writes:
>Permit me to correct you, doctors -- MOST doctors do not know how to
>communicate with their patients. And, never will! DELEGATE some of that
>activity to your assistants. They are closer on a peer level to your
>patients, anyway. For the specific patient with high self-importance,
>you may have to be the one, but very seldom otherwise.
(much of the same deleted)
HERE'S MY REPLY:
you know, sometimes this group really irritates me!!!
to ralph burr:
1) these physicians were having an honest (and humbling)
interchange about patients who do *not* seek medical attention when it is
necessary. furthemore, they did *not* claim to know how to speak to their
patients at all times.
2) how do *you* know that most doctors don't know how to speak to their
patients? have you spoken to most doctors? i haven't, but have found in my
experience that most of the doctor's *i* have talked to do know how to talk
back to me. i am not interested in arguing this point - it is just
erroneous to say what you have said.
3) it is true that nursing staff and administration might have more time to
offer a shoulder or answer some questions for the patient (i assume) - but
some questions are not appropriate for a nurse to answer, and i (apparently
of high self-importance) would prefer to get those questions answered by the
physician, thank you.
who put the bug you-know-where to you? geez!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
you forgot to do your breathing excercises today!!!!!!!
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