Posted: Dec 19, 2014 3:43 am
by Templeton
coconspirator wrote:As a critical care Paramedic and then critical care nurse I have seen many unnecessary deaths. Many have been due to ineffective treatment. I find it very deflating in the number of patients who aren’t given the harsh truth. Doctor’s do know eating correctly, and exercise are the keys to good health, as we all do. The problem is when patients come in with diabetes, heart failure, kidney failure, skin infections and sepsis, doctors don’t say “put down the hamburger and pick up an apple or you will die”. Instead they give a medication that will put a Band-Aid on a gushing wound. I see an overwhelming amount of patients whose health is poor, because of their own life choices. The doctors are responsible for our health, but so are we. I believe if you have a proper diet and exercise you can cure and eradicate most diseases. There are those that cannot be cured that way ie. AIDS, Hepatitis C, and congenital birth defects and diseases. We can build up our immunity but our environment also breaks it down. Education at a very young age in schools is a must. I don’t know when any or most of us have used our algebra in everyday life, yet it is crammed into us in school as well as several other useless school subjects. Many did not like gym class growing up, but that was important to our health education, as eating right should be as well.


Well put - Although I would say that doctors aren't responsible for our health. Doctors are not required to be responsible or to act responsibly towards a patient's health. This is evidenced by the very example you have given above.
Society has perpetuated a myth that Doctors are health providers...Sickness care, perhaps, but health and wellness...not so much... Good post con..