Doctors Despite the Professional Facade Feels the Pain when they Lose their Patients

Contrary to many expectations, doctors are also humans. Hey have feelings and they also feel the angst of pain when their patients die.

We have seen the picture of a man kneeling outside the hospital gone viral this week. He’s a surgeon and he was not able to save his 19 year old patient that leaves him grieving. He may not have known it but the hearty rending scene was captured on camera though not clear enough, the effect chilling effect is still highly visible.

The scene was posted in Facebook originally but later plucked by Reddit and shared by others ultimately. It supposed to have taken place in one of the hospitals in California. The poster was allegedly an Emergency Medical Technician

“The man pictured was unable to save one of his patients,” the image’s poster wrote. “Though this is a common occurrence in our field of work, the patients we lose are typically old, sick, or some combination of the two.

“The patient that died was 19 years old, and for him, it was one of those calls we get sometimes that just hits you. Within a few minutes, the doctor stepped back inside, holding his head high again.”

“I know I’m speaking in general here, and I know that we aren’t all the same, however when it comes to our work, nothing is harder – and I mean nothing – than telling a loved one that their family member is dead,” one user wrote.

“Give me a bloody airway to intubate. Give me the heroin addict who IV access yesterday, but no one needed can get an IV. Give me the child with anaphylaxis. But don’t give me the unexpected death.”

The photo has not been 100 per cent verified and so was the identity of the doctor.

 

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