Why U.S. Doctors are increasingly unhappy with their Profession

American physicians are increasingly unhappy with their once-vaunted profession, and that malaise is bad for their patients

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American physicians are increasingly unhappy with their once-vaunted profession, and that malaise is bad for their patients

I wouldn’t do it again, and it has nothing to do with the money. I get too little respect from patients, physician colleagues, and administrators, despite good clinical judgment, hard work, and compassion for my patients. Working up patients in the ER these days involves shotguning multiple unnecessary tests (everybody gets a CT!) despite the fact that we know they don’t need them, and being aware of the wastefulness of it all really sucks the love out of what you do. I feel like a pawn in a moneymaking game for hospital administrators. There are so many other ways I could have made my living and been more fulfilled. The sad part is we chose medicine because we thought it was worthwhile and noble, but from what I have seen in my short career, it is a charade.”

Read Why Doctors Are Sick of Their Profession, The Wall Street Journal, The Saturday Essay by Sandeep Jauhar, Aug. 29, 2014.

Author: DES Daughter

Activist, blogger and social media addict committed to shedding light on a global health scandal and dedicated to raise DES awareness.

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