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03 Oktober 2016

Aku dan 10 Situasi Yang Menyakitkan Hati

Artikel yang menarik untuk sama-sama dihayati untuk kepentingan bersama.
Aku pilih No 3 dan No 9 sebagai ' The most irritating scenario '.
Pesakit yang menjadikan doktor dalam keadaan serba-salah.
Sama ada nak beri MC ke tidak.
Sama ada layak ke tidak nak beri MC.
Apatahlagi jika datang waktu klinik hampir nak ditutup.
Bersungguh-sungguh nak jumpa doktor jugak.
Kononnya ada hal emergency.
Bila dipanggil masuk,
baru cakap pagi tak sempat nak datang.
Hari ini tak dapat nak masuk kerja.
Bukan sekali terkena.
Dah banyak kali terkena.

10 situations GPs are sick of getting into


Being a General Practitioner (GP) or a family doctor is a role unlike that of most other medical specialists. GPs are often a patient’s first point of contact and provide a more holistic care approach to their patients - which can make for some sticky situations. Here are 10 types of situations GPs out there are sick of getting into:

1. Patients self-diagnosing


"Hi doc, I have Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis, the symptoms I have are cold, severe coughing and loss of appetite."

It's great that the patient knows the name of the disease - but please remember, we are medically trained and are therefore the most qualified person among your (non-medical) family, friends, uncle's neighbour's classmate's daughter who happens to study medicine, no matter how convincing their argument may be.

2. Patients self-prescribing


"I've been taking Cheratussin AC which is not so effective, probably it's time you replace it with Chlorpheniramine."

Patients may be great at Googling the drugs, and thus may know the name and usage of the commonly prescribed medicines, but we can name more medicines than the number of cars in a peak-hour jam, so it would be wise for them to quit trying to tell us what drugs to work with. A medical prescription is way more complex than just memorising and giving out drugs - Patients, we have not reached that era where Google is your doctor, so trust us.

3. Feeling used

There is always that dilemma between disliking a patient who is trying hard to feign or exaggerate their illness for an MC, or the upfront, honest you-know-why-I-am-here-just give-me-that-MC patient, more. Either way, nobody likes to feel used (not to mention that giving out MCs for no reason is unethical!) so this situation is definitely one of the worst to be stuck in.

4. Public parental discipline

We are all too familiar with this scene of mother and child entering the consultation room and halfway through, the mother bringing up about how disobedient her son is, claiming that is what caused him to be sick and then nagging non-stop.

Our take is: Airing dirty linen in public is really not the best way to go. Let's keep our consultation strictly professional, please.

5. Goldfish memory patients

When performing a follow up on the patient's condition and a recap of the previous diagnosis and medicine prescribed, only to realise that they have completely forgotten where they had placed their medicine (for the 10th time) - this is not are not referring to the patients who have dementia but those who simply do not care - is truly one of the most unsavoury situations to have to bite one's tongue on.

6. Getting your profession blamed whenever you are ill

The moment a GP coughs (even if it's from just choking), it is automatically assumed that the GP has “caught the virus from a patient”. GP's, in fact, all doctors, practice a strict hygiene regime. It MIGHT be possible to have been infected from work, but it might just as well be because of just a late night out with friends, and automatically have the profession blamed each time can be a drag.

7. Doctor-shopping patients

Yes, when it comes to shopping for clothes, groceries, tech gadgets etc, everyone's net is cast wider and further. However, visiting multiple GP's simultaneously does not help any patient to create a one-all solution to any medical condition. In fact, mixing and matching medicines may cause ineffectiveness or over-potency which may in turn, worsen the condition.

8. Judgmental patients

Some patients tend to think that younger looking GPs are less experienced and less credible than older GPs. The same goes with the gender stereotype. And they think out aloud, more often than not, unafraid to show their biasness, which makes the entire situation extremely unpleasant.

9. Busy during closing hours

After sitting there all morning, with barely any patients coming in, the bittersweet feeling when a crowd of patients appears when the clock strikes an hour before closing time is indescribable. Somehow, these also tend to be the most long-winded and difficult ones too.

10. Telling you that you are in this for the money


As with many highly regarded and highly paid professions, the stereotype is that doctors are in this industry to (only) earn big bucks. Just because many people want to enter the industry for this reason does not mean that every GP is definitely one of them. There are still a bunch who work for passion, for making a difference in someone else’s life, who simply do what we do because we love what we do. 
MIMS

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