We can’t forget because we don’t
November 2, 2017 8:09pm CST
I’m a worrier of a mom and everytime my kids don’t feel okay, the doctor is where I always feel safe. The doctor is the go-to person, despite his/her ridiculous fee. Then came along the latest episode of The Good Doctor, a famous ABC tv series. One of the residents made a mistake and killed her patient. Shocking for me. What’s more shocking was when the head doctor confessed to making mistakes (killing his patient in the process) not once but four times! Shockers! I bet others have more. How sad. So I realized that most of the time, we are all really clueless. Regardless of our profession- whether a teacher, a saleslady, a parent. Even a doctor. We all make mistakes because we are not sure of the next step. Our years of expertise can just be a junk full of theories. I know I wouldn’t sleep well knowing I killed someone by mistake. We pay for the consequences. We can’t forget because we don’t. The question is how we deal with it. Anyhow, this week’s episode of The Good Doctor is another hit for me.
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I love the Grey's Anatomy but I might check out The Good Doctor soon. Like you I am a worrier. And i used to run to my son's doctor whenever he was sick. Lucky me my sister is an OB Gyne and her best friends are all doctors. So my son's Pedia is our close friend and I could call her anytime even in the middle of the night. I trust her with my son's life as she has saved him from deadly illness not only once but twice. But recently, I have learned that there's more powerful than the doctors who can keep my son safe and that's God. Maybe you can call me religious but these days when my son is sick I turn to prayers and God never fails.
• United States
The show is demonstrating in an excellent fashion the good, the bad and the ugly of professionals who are STILL practicing medicine and not getting it completely right. It is hard to convince that 3 dimensionality in the world of medicine is truly a gift MOST doctors, nurses, even scientists do not possess . . . Thank goodness for characters like Dr Shaun Murphy who offer true hope
I'd say guilt should be carried if there was an intent, or if there was some carelessness. Lack of knowledge, or inadequate experience, does not amount to "killing". After all, the person is there to learn, and acquire experience. Pretty much like a learner's license for people learning driving. So killing in accidents are due to panic, not intention, or carelessness. Low reflexes. Preoccupation. When overconfident, then it is a crime. Otherwise, not.
My daughter now a doctor love watching that and Grey's Anatomy and another Doctor show. But going back on your topic, I will be forever be hounded by my conscious even if by mistake I have done wrong to a person, how much more mistakenly killed him / her.
• Davao, Philippines
I am still downloading the Episode 6 of The Good Doctor. I really like this series. One time, in the center during our session. One of the patients there was having difficulty breathing. She was complaining about her heart since nurses are very busy. They asked for the Doctor to check on her. The Doctor seemed like she doesn't care about the patient, instead, the Doctor said she need to go to the ER for further test. A simple check will be okay but the Doctor refused. During those times it makes me wonder, Doctor doesn't care if we are going to die. Sad. I thought Doctors should save a life.