A doctor must work eighteen hours a day and seven days a week. If you cannot console yourself to this, get out of the profession. ~Martin H. Fischer
before i start my blabbering
i know i may not be the first doctor who is going to write about this
there were already so many open letter , articles
written by medical officers, specialist
regarding the current issue of the houseman'
also know as the internship .. or new doctors
the new rules implemented by the government says that houseman must not be overwork
they must not work more than 12 hour per day and must have 2 days off every week
no oncall for houseman
then , they also must not be scolded and must be pampered ( occay , i added this part )
well , good for them.
when i was a houseman not long ago , i work every day .... maybe 4 days off in a month at most ,
everyday we work more than 12 hours ... if we were to be on call.. we work 36 hours non stop
yes .... if u compared the condition during my time and current condition ... it's a lot of different
in a way , it's an improvement
in a lot of way , it's bull shit and a lot of crap
like the proverb above said.. doctor must work more than the current houseman rate
i dont know who decided to give this houseman such a ridiculous schedule
but in the end of the day , it is not a way to teach houseman to be a good doctor
to be a good doctor , we need a lot of training
to have a lot of training ... we need to spend a lot of time treating patient
to spend a lot of time treating patient
we need to stay extra hours at the hospital
12 hours per day is not enough
currently the houseman works in shift system , am is 8 am to 8 pm... pm is 8pm to 8am...
sound very systematic right...
yes ... if u work in the office dealing with document it's fine
but not for doctors
we doctors have CME everyday , a place and time where we learn new things every morning .. so , those who come in PM shift.. they will miss the CME... how do u expect houseman to learn?
then , for those AM shift houseman ... they supposed to work from 8 am , to 8 pm... but
generally in hospital ( unless in the emergency department )
from 5 pm to 7 pm is visiting hours and during that time , doctors dont do round ...it's time for rest... hence the houseman end up doing nothing from 5 pm till 8 pm....
might as well allow them to go back by 5 pm right?
this is logic thinking
then.. for those who work from 8 pm to 8 am...
they actually work from 8pm till 11 or 12 at most...
by midnite.. everyone fall asleep ...
eventually learn nothing for the rest of the shift
i wonder those who suggested the shift system ever work in the ward :p
i'm sorry to say , but i strongly disagree with the shift system
it's such an disadvantage for those houseman who wants to learn more
for those who want to relax , it's a golden opportunity
with this kind of system.... anybody could be a bloody doctor nowdays
dear people out there...
do u want to be treated by doctor whom did not have a proper training during their houseman period ..
imagine ur family member being treated by these unskilled doctors?
back in my time ... we got scolded by medical officer and specialist badly if we made mistake and being screw upside down if we do wrongly..
we learned for our mistake
and came to work very early in the next morning to do better
it was a good way to teach as we will always be reminded of the consequences...
and eventually make us good and capable doctors...
nowadays... if u scold a blood houseman ...
the houseman wont even bother to turn up to work the next day
and u ll get a letter from the people up there
crap isnt it?
but this is the fact