SO SICK OF THE COMPLIANTS ABOUT HEALTH PROFESSIONALS!! ( sorry Rant!)
Was just reading a post about the medical opinions of circumcision beign changed and of course someon eis on their spouting off about how the opinions are relfective of money beign donated by procircumcision groups etc etc etc. Some one else spouted off about how this opinion will change in a few years again and how its like medicines that come out then are yanked later because of teh harmful effects.
I am in the medical profession... this burns my goat.
As for the person who says, yeah they will change their mnd in a few years just like they do on medicines that then cause other health issues, yep this is possible. But the reason the medical community seeks new treatements and opinions is because society is seeking answers. Medicine is NOT a perfect science, hence the reason every thing approved by the FDA comes with warnings.
Everyone wants to bash the medical communtiy when there are headlines about harmful effects of a drug or a procedure gone bad, but forgets about how we SAVED your families lives over and over. Or how we work holidays and weekends when your loved ones need care. Society forgets we spend thousands of dollars and COUNTLESS years of our lives to serve you!
People are quick to throw medical professionals and the FDA under the bus everytime something goes wrong... but where are these people when things go right? When an infant born too early finally gets to leave the hospital, and the NURSES who heloed him and his family through this rough time have to tell the sweet little one good bye, We bond with that child too, remember we leave our children to take care of yours.
Or when you have given up on your schizophrenic mom because she has jusy done "too much" and we leave our families to help her shower and make sure she is safe and eats while in inpatient care. We work hand in hand with social workers and every agency imaginable to make sure she will be safe in the outside world... only to wonder when we will see her again, or if she will be okay.
Or when your grandpa is dying on our unit of the hospital. And we sit back trying to feel anything but helpless, making sure his last moments are peaceful in a pain ridden body.
Medicine is science.. we learn through experience. We all wish this wasnt the case, but the human body is a complex machine that is in individualized and adapting. Do we have all the answers? Hell no. Do we make mistakes? Hell yes. But rememeber we TOO have to trust medical science with our families and personal health, we strive to ve the best we can be and do the best we can. Stop bashing the medical community.