Skip to comments.Going Galt: When Will Surgeons Say Enough is Enough
Posted on 05/16/2010 12:22:57 PM PDT by glocker23
This video is about the current health care situation from a Surgeons perspective. Some of the humor contains inside jokes, but the topics discussed go to the heart of what is wrong with Obamacare.
Click the link above, sit back and enjoy. By the end hopefully you will have an increased understanding of at least one Surgeons view on the current health care environment.
Americans don’t go Gault. Americans go Postal.
This should be required listening for all Freepers and conservatives. It supplies a lot of ammo to defend our anti-Obama care stand.
The idea of refusing elective surgery to Trial Lawyers, their families and politicians who support them is great.
I have to admit that I used to avoid having Lawyers as customers..many times I would also tell a customer that if we had to negotiate the deal with his lawyer..the deal was off.
Thanks for posting.
A 29 minute video well worth watching.
That was fantastic...thanks for the find!
I’m e-mailing it around...
Liberals go postal - conservatives go Galt.
Great video - thanks for posting this...
I agree with nearly all of it, but have to criticize some points...
You're right about many people not understanding that total exhaustion. On the other hand, because the profession didn't handle problems like resident fatigue and night float adequately, the ACGME was put into the position of having to push through something less than perfect. I also find it rather insulting to claim that there's no understanding of these problems just because there are disagreements--note that the surgical "profession" (trade?) receives the benefit of government intervention by supporting the "guild" restrictions that keep the number of surgeons down. A truly "free" market would not prosecute those who don't have a government license requiring concurrence of the guild.
So how was this presentation received during Grand Rounds?
(BTW, if that study was in the ANALS of surgery, does it mean it's only for colo-rectal surgeons?? ;-)
And another question...isn't it unethical to provide elective care to lawyers, when their interests are so contrary to your own? Isn't any surgeon thereby acting in a potential conflict-of-interest situation?
And finally, a wonderful tribute to Taylor and Derek.
I was going to say certain government workers go postal, your way of framing it is good too.
Glad you liked it. I agree that as a profession we didn’t handle work hour issues effectively. There have been benefits to the 80 hour work week... I think we work more efficiently now and some of the abuse of residents has subsided. That being said we are starting to see a change in the mentality of those entering surgery residency... more see it as shift work and don’t accept ownership of the patient and that is dangerous.
The claim that there is no understanding regarding restrictions of resident work hours refers to the politicians that are pressuring the IM and ACGME to further restrict hours. I know those within the medical profession on those boards recognize the pros/cons of hour restrictions. We must also recognize a significant difference exists in how certain specialties are trained and that should be reflected in the ACGME’s policies.
Yeah, the Annals sounded a little more like Anals (I was too tired to go back and rerecord that audio though :))
It got an extremely positive response at Grand Rounds, all the requests for copies is what led me to post it online.
The Guild issue is an interesting one, and honestly I hadn’t really thought about it. I still think it is necessary to ensure that those practicing have meet certain requirements that the profession establishes for the safety of patients.
Is it unethical to treat Lawyers? I don’t think I would go that far. I only aim to point out that it is not unethical to refuse elective care to those that would destroy us.
I joined vimeo to email it, and noticed this weeks view stats:
Date Plays May 16th 364 0 0 May 15th 1 0 0 May 14th 1 0 0 May 13th 3 0 0 May 12th 1 0 0 May 11th 4 0 0 May 10th 0 0 0
One to four plays per day but 364 plays the day you link it on FR.
Did you advertise elsewhere?
Outstanding vid, regardless.
Most will within five years of the start of 0bamaCare. Other doctors too. Americans won't accept slavery.
No, I had it password protected and sent to just some friends and family. Just decided today to make it public.
outstanding! Forwarding to my brother, an orthopod. Keep on keepin on Doc.
You're not controlling your variables. In every field, the "Millenials" have such attitudes.
I still think it is necessary to ensure that those practicing have meet certain requirements that the profession establishes for the safety of patients.
But surely "FACS" has meaning, does it not? If a private organization can define requirements, why can it not for safety of patients?
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