First published in International Socialism 2:
Take a look at this. Can you get me something for the pain? One is certainly larger than the other and the patient winces in pain when I touch them. Though it is close to the end of the day, perhaps ten minutes or so before I sign out to the nighttime physician, I run through the possible diagnoses: At this point, the best next step is to get an ultrasound of the scrotum.
This imaging study, which is fairly quick and cheap, gives the physician a sense of the pathological process.
Of course, this has to be ordered rapidly because if the patient does have testicular torsion, he needs to be seen immediately by a urologist.
After examining the patient, ordering the test, and calling down to the ultrasound technician to make sure the patient had the imaging study done, it is time for sign-out.
But I am in a bit of a bind. It is my responsibility to make sure the patient gets the treatment he needs, but I also have plans with a couple of friends all the way across town. If I leave now, I can make it but will surely be late. If I wait for the study, I will never make it. She, understanding my conundrum, tells me to leave and kindly volunteers to take over.
Frequently, residents cover for each other in these situations, for we know, given our hectic schedules, how hard it can be to find time to keep up with friends, date, and attend weddings, religious ceremonies or graduations.
I jet out of the hospital and just make the crosstown bus in order to show up twenty minutes late. At the bar my friends and I discuss our respective days at work.
And then comes the dreaded question, directed at me: Do I tell them about the patient I admitted to the hospital and watched die over the course of five days because his metastatic cancer was so bad that there were no treatment options? Anything outside of the hospital feels unnatural to residents; we no longer fit in.
Our singular experiences mark us in a sometimes Hester Prynne-like way among our friends and significant others outside of medicine. Sometimes, too, we mark ourselves not outwardly but inwardly. When I am with friends at a bar or at an apartment sipping on a beer, it will suddenly occur to me that three hours prior, a patient was vomiting on me or dying as I pumped on his chest.
The juxtaposition between these two very close moments in time is bizarre. But even beyond these occasional strange realizations and awkward interactions is something much more expected.
When I describe to acquaintances what neurologists do, a typical response goes something like this: However, what becomes clear is that you cannot escape the profession. For better and for worse, it follows the doctor everywhere. Farr Curlin, the Josiah C.
His purpose, I think, is not to portray doctors as gods or medicine as the holiest of professions, but to make clear how absolutely consuming medicine is if taken seriously. To practice medicine as if it were just another 9-to-5, Dr.
Any serious approach to the profession necessarily leads to a consuming embrace. This is not to mention the incredible and unsettling statistic that physicians have one of the highest suicide rates of any profession, a rate more than twice that of the general population.
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