I often get asked how doctors handle death. People assume doctors get used to people dying on their time. Do people really get used to failing at their jobs? I want to ask them back. I think people should ask a physician who was up all night trying to resuscitate a patient for 6 hours, doing everything they know how some times knowing that their attempst will be futile, yet holding onto hope. Ask them how adept they are at handling their patient’s death.
Doctors make mistakes. I have made mine.I know I will make many more. I know every doctor will make unforgettable ones at least once in their lifetime. Some times we lose. Some times we make it okay. I think mistakes make you good doctors. What doesn’t is making the same mistakes all over again.