First things first. I admire and respect each and everyone who has had the nerve/patience/passion to devote his or hers life on becoming a doctor for the sole purpose of helping people. Doctors save lives. It can not get any better than that. I am full aware of that.
However there are a few things about some doctors with no people skills that have been bugging me for a while and I would really like to get them off my chest:
- Please try to be human. Yes, you are a hero. Yes, you have the power to heal someone or even save his life. That does not mean that you can treat the patient’s family like shit.
- Please take the minimum time needed to explain a thing or two to us, the patient’s relatives and in doing so please leave your cynical comments behind.
- Yes, you are entitled to a quiet weekend without the non stop phone calls from patients. However, sicknesses and accidents can not be scheduled to happen midweek from 0900-1700. Try to be as courteous as possible.
- Refrain yourself from behaving like an ass just because you might be the best in your field. Remember that you are out there because we need you and you need us. As simple as that.