Jules van Schaijik
#1, Jul 16, 2012 6:18am
Thanks for relating this story Nancy.
To me, though, Dr. S's behaviour doesn't stand out as particularly noble. What could be more natural than his attempt to set C straight, and thereby relieving her of unnecessary suffering and improving her chances for recovery? If this sort of thing has become unusual in American hospitals, things are a lot worse than I feared.
I must be missing something.
#2, Jul 16, 2012 12:32pm
What is unusual, Jules, was not easy to convey in print/word limit :-). He was genuinely distressed at the situation - and his concern for me as a fairly-new colleague was something I hadn't encountered with others. He hadn't slipped on arrogance with his lab coat, I suppose. And, yes, he was the exception that makes the rule....Thanks for the reply!