Sunday, June 29, 2014

Doctors Nowadays And 40 years ago And the mentality of our society

I am not ware of what life is like nowadays in the entire U.S so I am not able to say " This is what is happening in the United States , But I do see a lot of what is happening in Massachusetts more specifically in Boston and I am assuming that what I see in Boston is also happening in the rest of Massachusetts .

40 years ago doctors were meant to be kind ( If possible ) and sympathetic and empathize and they were like that for 100's of years !

Even when I was a child in the 80's and early 90's doctors seemed to be compassionate and understanding and really concerned about the well being of a patient .

Nowadays though I am not only observing that the medical establishment acts like a fast food restaurant , But some doctors really do not care about ethics or how to communicate with a patient !

There are laws about health care proxies and how to communicate with a patient when you need to share bad news .

But apparently doctors have no idea about the above mentioned laws nor have they ever heard about communication and I am saying this because I see it with my own eyes !

It is beyond me for instance how a doctor can tell a patient straight up that the said patient is going to die and then expect that the patient will not get upset or have any emotion whatsoever about the mentioned news !

The reason that I do not understand this is probably because I do not understand The mentality of people in Massachusetts !

Or is it just Boston ? !

They have social workers and case managers to talk to family members and the patient themselves , But the social workers and and the case managers do not seem to be of much use because whatever the doctor does or sais seems to be the law !

I am wondering if it has something to do with how the hospital administration works . Maybe the hospital administration needs to be addressed and see if something can be changed or improved !

Thank you for reading .

Dusya .

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