“I have a patient who has chosen to either no-show or be late (sometimes hours) for all of her prenatal visits, ultrasounds, and NSTs. She is now 3 hours late for her induction. May I show up late to her delivery?”
After the post became widely distributed, some people called for the doctor to be fired. Others defended her as a good physician.
The hospital assured all their concerned patients that the hospital would “reinforce their high employee standards.”
The Yahoo news story created a fake retort from the obstetrician’s hospital (I looked up the hospital’s Facebook page to make sure it was a fake retort) saying
When I look back at my post last week about State Medical Board investigations for what are deemed to be inappropriate online posts, I started thinking.
If people agree that doctors’ livelihoods and the money and time they spent on their medical educations should be threatened because of a potentially offensive statement, shouldn’t that be the standard for everyone else as well?
An offensive statement is made by a hospital, investigate the administrative staff. Maybe fire them and blackball them from further jobs in hospital administration.
Politicians make an offensive statement, investigate them, too. Maybe they get fired and prevented from working as a politician. Same for CEOs, federal workers, journalists, editors, public employees, judges, lawyers … everybody.
Anyone receiving government assistance gets the same treatment. Make any offensive statements and you get investigated. If the statements are offensive enough, you’re on your own. You are no longer eligible for government assistance.
I agree … in all cases.