I am late jumping in this discussion, but I saw the show and loved it. As a parent and a medical provider that exclusively sees children now, I thought it was cleverly done.
My mother swore like a wounded sailor, but I learned to control my tongue (most of the time). I have a toddler grandson now, that is like a parrot. If I hit my finger with a hammer in his presence, I am not sure what he would pick up. The household has a no-swear policy in effect, just in case. As soon as he starts school, those words may come as second-nature.
A recent medical study actually proved the cussing reduces pain better than saying, "Oh Fudge....or darn it!". That does not imply at I endorse swearing in kids, but adults out of ear-shot of kids, should be free to be self-expressive in those situations.
Kudos to Modern Family for pushing these societal buttons....View Thread
I guess it is a toss up.....strong perfume or B.O.?
I once worked with the doctor who's body odor was so repulsive, that patients would repeatedly ask ME to tell him. I suspect that even it he wore cologne, that he would still stink.
Personally, I do not like strong perfumes or scents. I am not allergic to them...nor do I have headaches, but I don't care for them. I would go through other doors at a department store to avoid the perfume department, and I could never enter a scented candle store. When I exam a patient with strong perfume, it ends up on my hands. It can take hours of repeated washings to get the smell from my hands. The older the patient, the stronger the perfume, I have found.
Do I tell them? No. I just tolerate it. I really don't expose the B.O. group either. People can rarely smell themselves, at least critically, but I am not going to be the one who exposes them. Since I work 12-hours clinic shifts, I am more concerned about myself. I do use a bit of subtle aftershave (if I remember), and have never received a complaint.
After a lifelong career of smelling a lot of repulsive human odors, I really shouldn't complain if some of my patient are a bit over-flowery. It could be worse.....View Thread
Smokers do not have rights, other than the right to smoke in their own homes (although this has even been challenged), and the right to get tobacco-related diseases. Smokers do not have the right to smoke around others, especially their children.
I once went to a meeting at the Cancer Center where I was required to use valet parking. The valet attendants were smoking! After my immediate complaint to the CEO, the practice stopped.
Although our medical group claims to have a smoke-free workplace, I am often assaulted by a cloud of tobacco smoke when I enter the building, and disgusted by the pile of butts, both in the trash and in the landscape plants.
Speaking from the doctor's point of view, I hate rudeness. I always try to be nice....I try to be prompt in getting to their rooms but you never know how long the previous visit is going to take.
I don't like people talking on cell phones, texting, etc. while I am seeing them or their children. I do appreciate undivided attention.
I am very sensitive to costs, but unfortunately, I do not set the fees. I work on salary, not a commission. I am not shy about "undercoding' (charging less) for a person in need.
Atlhough not a fan of being weighed either, we do need that information to make sure weight gain isn't progresssive, or that there is not any unintended weight loss! For children, we need their weights to adjust medication dosages, and of course, to track their growth and development. For adults, just refuse and hold your ground!View Thread
If we are to be considered a compassionate nation, we need to treat those who are ill, but not necessarily in the emergency room. The ER should be reserved for serious cases that are either life or limb threatening. Non-emergent cases, like sore throats or earaches, can be triaged and seen at an urgent care or extended care facility and not take up the space reserved for the more serious cases.
Many people use the hospital ER as their primary care offices. Not only is this very wrong, ER care is the most expensive.View Thread
I constantly multi-task....hold on, just a second. Sorry, I had to answer answer the phone and feed the dogs. So far this AM, I have sorted and organized tax papers, wrote two blogs, answered a half-dozen postings on the ENT community board, talked to my daughter, two of my sons,and my brother, reorganized the living room to accomodate a new television (the old one...12 years old...is going to a museum...literally!), researched a Japanese woodblock that I thought was by Hokasai, and found to be a Hiroshige), emptied the ashes from the fireplace, prepared dinner for my wife (she is working today and I am off), and read a chapter on my Clive Cussler book.
What I have NOT done today is take a shower...it is now 8 PM.
I feel like I have not accomplished anything on my day-off.View Thread