#1
I am not sick so the first person that says go see a real doctor dies. Ever since I started thinking about careers I've wanted to be a physician. After tonight i don't know anymore. They made us watch this car crash trauma video where you see these doctors try to save car crash victims. Neither the blood nor the gore of the scenes bothered me but what did bother me was how desensitized these doctors were to these people around them dying, how calmly they were able to tell people that their loved ones were going to die. I know that if that were me I'd be feeling pretty similar to the family. I don't think that i could or would want to be at a point were i could watch someone die on a table in front of me and just shake it off. Anybody have an opinion on this?
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#2
It's just another day on the job for them. Telling people that their loved ones are going to die probably happens on a pretty frequent basis.
#3
I'm with you on this. I couldn't handle the emotional stress of something like that. Although the docs are probably only so desensitized becuase they're used to it. I'm sure they were probably a little freaked by it at first. Mind you i wouldn't really want to get used to it personally...
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Go to a doctor and ask for his or her opinion.


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Several jobs need desensitization. I mean, in my first classes of Law, they told us we had to desensitze ourselves, especially those who are going into the criminal field. That's why I chose finance as my speciality. I could never represent a paedo, a rapist, a man who beats women. I'd be the one who would hit them in the face with a baseball bat.
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I don't think they ever really become desensitized to it, you just have to learn to cope and not let it effect you as much as it might.
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#10
i wanna be a doctor too. the only problem i would have with that is having too many hours and being on call. but it wouldnt be too bad.

as for the emotional stuff. i guess some people are just less sensitive. i wouldnt see it being a problem for me, which i guess maybe makes me a bad person haha. people dying is part of life.
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#11
I honestly respect doctors for many reasons, that being one of them. Being able to emotionally tune out someone's death, is quite awesome to me..
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#12
i think i could do that, but its the gore and **** that i can't handle. If you think about it, death is a beautiful thing. if u believe in an afterlife, its like witnessing someone waking up. except ur in the dream.
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I am not sick so the first person that says go see a real doctor dies. Ever since I started thinking about careers I've wanted to be a physician. After tonight i don't know anymore. They made us watch this car crash trauma video where you see these doctors try to save car crash victims. Neither the blood nor the gore of the scenes bothered me but what did bother me was how desensitized these doctors were to these people around them dying, how calmly they were able to tell people that their loved ones were going to die. I know that if that were me I'd be feeling pretty similar to the family. I don't think that i could or would want to be at a point were i could watch someone die on a table in front of me and just shake it off. Anybody have an opinion on this?
the answer is right in your OP.

you can't be surrounded by death on a daily basis and allow yourself to be rattled by it.
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#15
Yeah that's horrible...

the gore would have got to me though.
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You get accustomed to people dying in your presence, especially being an emergency room doctor. That calmness comes with time. It seems totally weird to you now, but if you do keep with it and become a doctor you'll eventually be able to deal with that better.

EDIT: Goddamit that's already been said. But yeah, stick with it if you want to practice medicine. I wouldn't let that deter you. It'll be all good.
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I'm no doctor... but I'm pretty sure you need a doctor
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A doctor in my town came to my school for a presentation like that about drunk driving, and he was sayign how important it is to keep up an emotional wall so that he can keep his hands steady and keep his composure, but in this presentation he was crying cause he said he let his gaurd down but he cant when hes on the job
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Scrubs can help explain this, along with hundreds of life's other questions

like said before, they desensitize themselves. also, it's VERY important to learn to keep your work life out of your home/personal life. you sit around on your day off and think about someone that died under your care. it'll ruin your life. you have to do the best that you can and hope for the best possible outcome. all you're doing is trying to sustain their life, but even if you fail, you can't just blame yourself.

if it's something you're really interested in, go for it. achieving your goals is WAY more satisfying than dropping it and going for your backup job. never settle for less than your best.

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