Doctors spent so much time in school
to become the trusted healers of today.
They are the number one hope of the sick and the dying
and people consult them for major and even minor ailments.
They are honored for their profession
for it being a difficult one to achieve
and theirs is even hailed as a calling,
and considered one of the noblest jobs in the world.
They have studied so much about the human body
and the treatment of diseases that affect it.
They know so much about medicines
to fight against the different kinds of germs,
and they are regarded as experts
when it comes to health and well-being.
But even with the distinctions and honors given to them,
they still are human beings who are not perfect
and who make mistakes in their profession.
Take for example the case of a patient
who came to the hospital to consult a doctor.
He talked about his health and then he was interviewed
about his physical condition, his medical history and so on.
And when the doctor found out
that the patient was sick with some disease,
he immediately blamed him for having a bad diet and lifestyle
and of not taking good care of his health and of not being careful,
instead of offering him the hope immediately after the consultation
that he can heal him and also assuring him
that he will get better in time.
That should be the first role of any doctor
to provide the patient with hope
and assurance the very first time he meets the patient,
and that he can heal him no matter what his diseases
and no matter how sick he is.
He should not put blame on him for being sick
so that he will not be afraid of his diseases
and instead make the patient trust him
of his healing abilities.
Also, sometimes when a doctor saw
the results of a particular physical examination,
he reacted in a way that made the patient tremble with fear.
He described the disease as malignant or very hard to treat
and then reprimanded the patient
for coming so late to consult him.
he spoke harsh or insulting words to him
who was not responsible enough about his health.
This scenario made the patient lose his strength and vitality
and became worried about his disease
causing him to become more sick at that very moment.
The doctor failed to do what has to be done
the very moment the patient consulted him.
He should have offered the patient
the hope, the assurance and the trust
that he could heal him and make him better
no matter how hard or how hopeless it may seem.
He should not react in a way that makes a patient weak,
and instead make the patient strong
by telling him of his healing abilities as a doctor.
And very importantly,
he should never treat any patient
with harsh or insulting words
but only those caring and helpful words
that can uplift his down spirits.
There was another big mistake a doctor made
that should never be committed ever again.
There was a very sick patient lying in bed,
looking like there's no more hope for him to get better.
The family was already crying
and begging the doctor that he should do all he could
to save the patient and make him well again.
But the doctor told the family that he already did all his best
and there was nothing more he could do to save the patient;
that there was no more hope of healing and he will die soon.
And what he did was stupid.
As a doctor, he should never give up hope
and tell anyone that he's already done everything
and that there's nothing more to do.
He should remain hopeful
even when the family gives up all hope,
and up to the very day the patient dies.
He should not be talking about death
so as not to create a gloomy atmosphere
inside the room where the patient is.
He should always talk about the patient's cure
and the patient's recovery
no matter how hopeless his case may be.
He should always convince the patient and his family
to trust him in everything
so that he can create a hopeful atmosphere
inside the room where the patient is
and so giving the patient the courage
and the will to survive his disease.
He should not make the patient worry in any way,
because that will affect his fight against his sickness.
He should always make his patient strong
by speaking positive words that encourage and inspire.
And there was one scenario where a doctor
tend to kill the patient rather than heal him.
A patient was in a coma
and was desperately supported by some machine.
The only way for him to live longer
was through that life support system.
If the machine was not there, the patient died right away.
Then came the doctor, looked at the patient for some time,
and then told the family inside the room:
that the patient's condition was hopeless,
that there was no more hope of recovery,
and anytime that day or that week,
his body would give up and the patient would die.
That act of the doctor was the worst.
He was unaware that the patient, even if he was comatose,
heard every word spoken inside the room,
and that anything he heard would immediately affect him much.
Or worse, he might be ignorant of the fact
that a patient in a coma
hears everything going on around him
in a radius of several meters around the hospital;
that the patient's sense of hearing
is very much active at this point
and that he doesn't miss every spoken word around him.
If he hears positive things, then he becomes hopeful
even when he knows how sick he is.
But if he hears negative words, hopelessness and despair,
then surely he will lose his strength and his will to survive.
He will become weaker each time, and finally dies.
How much worse when he hears those words
coming from the doctor?
Doctors are praised for their skills,
but nowadays also,
they are hated for those mistakes they make.
Some of them don't even know
they're making those kinds of mistakes.
Doctors should be no less than positive people,
living positive lifestyles
and imparting positive words to all their patients.
Their mere presence should already be
hope for the sick and even for the dying.
They should set themselves as great examples
of physical health and well-being, of fitness and strength.
They should never be weak people,
they should be the number 1 role model for health
and they should be without disease or sickness if at all possible.
And above all those,
they should be in constant reliance and trust to God Almighty
that they can heal every patient that comes their way
and that with every disease and sickness,
there's always the hope of cure and recovery.
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