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kogamii wrote:

I work at a hospital. I walk into work knowing that any patient of mine could go into cardiac arrest. Scares the living shit out of me, but I'm prepared perform CPR.
must be stressful to work there.on the other hand,you get to know the secrets of so many people

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It means he cares, thats good
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I'm too selfish to ever be a doctor and have other personal issues.


Nice to know that doctor truly cares.

Posted 3/21/15

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kogamii wrote:

I work at a hospital. I walk into work knowing that any patient of mine could go into cardiac arrest. Scares the living shit out of me, but I'm prepared perform CPR.
must be stressful to work there.on the other hand,you get to know the secrets of so many people



At times it can be stressful, I try to keep it in the back of my mind that it can happen at any moment. I love, love, love interacting with my patients and help with anything that makes them feel better and to be happy. I've seen many pass, at first it was chaotic but now, I learned I cannot break down every time someone passes. It's something that happens, and it's not always in my control. Still love my occupation though.
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I used to smoke after every patient to calm my self down(I work in a Volunteer ambulance corps). I cant any more since I had my op. So now I actually have to accept the thing I see rather than put it off. I just wish i knew what happened to some of my patients after I hand them over.

Still, even though its hard, I'm not going to stop any time soon!
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http://wgntv.com/2015/03/19/photographer-captures-apparent-moment-doctor-steps-outside-after-losing-a-19-year-old-patient/


A grainy, dark photo of a doctor slumped over after he was apparently unable to save a 19-year-old patient is going viral.

“An ER doctor steps outside after losing a 19-year old patient,” reads the caption on the photo posted to Reddit on Thursday.

NickMoore911, an EMT, wrote that a fellow EMT snapped the photo.

“The man pictured was unable to save one of his patients,” wrote Moore. “Though this is a common occurrence in our field of work, the patients we lose are typically old, sick, or some combination of the two. The patient that died was 19 years old, and for him, it was one of those calls we get sometimes that just hits you.”

Moore says he received permission to post the photo on Reddit, which has received over 3,500+ comments. He wanted to share it publicly because he believes it sheds light on what it’s like to be in a life-and-death profession.

Many other EMT workers shared similar stories in the comments.

“I think people should know that the care providers are just as human as the patients, and this shows that stronger than anything I’ve seen in a long while,” wrote Moore.

Moore hasn’t shared any details about who the doctor is, where the doctor works or what lead to the death of the teen. But he did explain what happened moments after the photo was taken.

“Within a few minutes, the doctor stepped back inside, holding his head high again.”




Doctors are human too.

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Working in, on, around or with any sort of emergency/trauma service is a hard hard road.
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Why was the photo taken in the first place? I personally wouldn't appreciate someone taking picture of me mourning.
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This is why I'm not in the medical field..
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I wish out of curiosity I knew more about this case despite the OP's emphasis on the doctor and put in such a way that the details don't matter to this thread, which i don't have a problem with, I'm simply curious. Was it a suicide, car accident, overdose, etc who were the survivors, etc, etc.
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I read an article (I forget what site I read it , could be cracked, kotaku, source fed, etc)
but 8/10 doctors I think, dont reccomend their field of work to any body, and 4/10 go out of their way to disuade people from becoming doctors (in canada)
not just because of loss of patients (so yes, this isn;t JUST surgeons) but because of all the burecratic crap (spelled that wrong, and computers not letting me spellcheck) , so reasons their always late to appointments is not because their dealing with other patients, but because they have SO MUCH paper work to do, their not able to help people properly,
by either not getting to them quick enough, or they dont have the rtight forms/paper work
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As an EMT, I have the utmost respect for the men and woman who work as ER Nurses and Doctors. We share one of the most emotionally stressful professions but despite that they are always upbeat and support each other. Just this last week has been a bad week for pediatric calls, I worked on my youngest patient, a 3 day old child in respiratory arrest and yesterday a 3 year old child who was struck by a vehicle.
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That was sad....
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x-Cellar_Door-x wrote:

There are no words.


Here's my thinking: on the one hand, it's a sobering reminder that healthcare professionals are just as human as everyone else, and that they've a lot of love in their hearts to do the work they do. On the other hand, emergency room patients and their families are counting on doctors to stay calm, composed, and competent even in the direst and most terrifying circumstances. Because of that doctors must maintain a strong front for the sake of keeping the clinic's visitors calm and prepared to follow instructions readily. Maybe the rest of the staff won't be as perturbed since they've a lasting relationship with you and know that you're generally pretty well put-together, but patients in an ER might not have the benefit of knowing you. If they saw you sobbing in a parking lot a few minutes ago, and now they're about to be checked out by you, they might start worrying that you're too compromised to provide top notch care.

That's why I said that this probably should've been handled in an office, lounge, or restroom. Am I close to right thinking, or am I in error?
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