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The Arrogance of Doctors and Nurses
Why are Medical Personnel So Arrogant?
A nurse wrote a hub about people coming to the emergency room for a rash, in a condescending manner. This is a kind of arrogance, non-humble, non-caring response to a paying customer. Doctors and nurses live to serve the medical needs of others, to make a difference in quality of life and even in matters of life-or-death. Honestly, I have known many nurses, and nursing students as well. I saw their text books, and listened to their study sessions. The requirements are not impressive. It is probably more valuable for them to be able to memorize information on meds, to have a calm personality, and a good sense of discernment.
However, comments like the one I saw in the article are elitist. Here is my response to the nurse's article:
You need to be more fair-minded. I took some EMT courses. I was a bit surprised to listen to the EMT instructors complain about emergency calls at 3 a.m. They are there to do a job. If people did not call at night, there would be no night shift, no job for them! Sure, it would be nice to sit and chat inside the ambulance all night. But, everyone else works for a living, so why not EMTs? Why not nurses, who are vastly overpaid compared to everyone else?
And, like you mention, the medical staff can barely answer any real questions. But, the bill comes for $20,000 for a 10-minute visit. Unlike every other service provider in town, the hospital does not have walk-ins. They only have "emergency". And, because they call it "emergency", they are going to charge you extra because you walked in. Every other business is competitive- but not medicine. Why? In a competitive market, one of the hospitals in town would open up a walk-in service to appeal to more customers. Other hospitals, to remain competitive, would be forced to provide the same service. But customer service is something very absent in medicine. Instead, the minimum threshold for interaction with customers seems to be speed and avoidance of creating lawsuits.
Shortage of Doctors
Medicine in America is intentionally short-supplied. In the '50's, a group lobbied successfully to reduce the training of doctors to just 50 campuses. And that is what has driven up the cost of medicine... and, apparently, created a kind of arrogance and superiority completely on the other side of the aisle from "service".
The control of health care is part of a much larger, evil plan to control people in general. The health care plan in the implementation process now is going to require injections people do not want, and likely do not need. Children receive vaccinations that Putin refused to give to Russians. The Czech president also refused to give HIN1 to his people. Czech scientists checked the H1N1 vaccines sent to them and discovered LIVE virus in the vaccines. The Polish president, Lech Kacsynski went too far, calling it a conspiracy to poison and dumb down the population. Weeks later, responding to an invitation to Russia, he was redirected to a military base where his plane was shot down. A clean-up crew arrived on scene before some hunters could get to the crash. The clean-up crew were shooting survivors- and the hunters (all now dead) caught it on film. The videos are available on the 'net.
Expect doctors and nurses to become more and more powerful, conceited, and arrogant. Expect medical care to become less "optional" and more "required".
High Pay in America
American doctors and nurses think they are compensated at the current level because they have a hard job, and they deserve it. Not true! Foreign countries have plenty of doctors and nurses- who are paid at rates comparable to the rates of their countrymen. Yet, in America, people in the medical industry receive compensation on par with professional athletes.
As the link from 'burned out social worker' relates below, these nurses believe they deserve six-figure annual pay. Well, here is news: You only earn this much because of government intervention.
That is correct. The gov closed medical training facilities in the 1950s. They did this, as policeman (who often must perform work less desirable than hospital care) say, as part of a "long con". Working a long con requires patience and an excellent team. But, the government has such a team. A few people at the top make decisions. Workers at the bottom of the pyramid of authority have almost no idea why they do what they do.
Government workers also receive total compensation (pay + benefits) about double that of their private sector counterparts. They do what they are told.
So, in America, medical schools are limited to just 50 programs. So, in 60 years, the number of doctors has declined. Market forces drive up pay. For some bizarre reason, everyone else in the market then says they also should have higher pay, charge more, and so on. So, medical equipment suppliers charge more for stainless steel tools. Really, they are tooled only a little more than a butter knife, and the metal costs only a fraction more. But, they charge 100 times the price of a butter knife for a scalpel. A pillow in the hospital costs $50 (at least it did in 1976, when I had an overnight stay). Everything costs more: hotel rooms, sheet cleaning, pillows, and even pills.
Pills, by the way, are made by "scientists" who travel the world looking for groups of people who do not suffer from particle ailments. Then, they check their diets for the food which protects them from that ailment. They take the food back to their lab, refine it into a "pill" and then charge you a huge fee for it. For example, there is a village in Russia which has almost zero incidence of cancer. They learned it is because they eat peaches, crack open the pit, and eat the slender "almond" inside. The interior nut has special poison in it- the carcinogen only becomes active if it encounters a cancer cell.
People should read the Bible. In there, it plainly tells us that God gave us fruit "for the healing of the nations." In another place, "every green thing" is given for healing of ailments.
My brother-in-law is a nurse in Sweden. He attended nursing college for two years, and worked an internship throughout. He now earns just enough to live and pay his student loan payment.
In Ukraine, where my wife's family lives, people go to the doctor and pay cash directly into the hand of the doctor or dentist. Health care there is affordable.
So, what is broken here in America? Answer: government intervention which limits the number of people who can enter the profession by limiting school programs which produce doctors.
A Nurse Responds
Here is a response from one nurse. He epitomizes the attitude I'm talking about:
Mark, RN 16 hours ago
If you develop a rash, with itching and or mild burning as the only symptoms, go the f*****g pharmacy, buy a box of benadryl for $3, and some hydrocortisone cream for $3, and suck it up. Wait a day, call your doctor, if they cant see you, go to an urgent care, not an ER.
Now, if you are worried you have an infection, or blood clot, or some deadly disease, fine, go tonthe ER. But don't get upset when a nurse takes one look and tells you to have a seat. There will be a 3 hour wait because of all the other minor problems clogging up the ER. Take some responsibility for your own health.
Mark, here is a quote from webmd.com, "Most skin rashes aren't dangerous. But some can be deadly." Others: Mark's advice appears to be poorly given. You may save yourself a few thousand dollars with Benadryl, but you better be sure it is only a "rash". Also, most rashes are the result of fungus, and can be neutralized with vinegar. They don't tell you that at the hospital. It's not profitable.