Thursday, September 27, 2012

what do you think?

Recently one of my friend was telling me how much his son cares for them..like this one time she had a little skin problem..nothing much, but  his son got to know and he immediately  cancelled all his appointments .he is a doctor..and took her to a specialist, got all the tests done and all that, and as usual my mind started thinking..was that good on his part...what about his patients? dont they have any rights or wouldnt they be left in the lurch? shouldnt everybody have some responsibility professionally too....

My take is that one should leave the professional responsibilities only when life is at stake, for all rest of the things family should be adjusted..and i respect those people who take their professions seriously or justify every penny they take......

what do you think?

12 comments:

Happy Kitten said...

Not very sure about this incident since his parents depended upon him... The medical profession is different from the rest since a minute lost can be a life or death.. yet, I appreciate this doctor's care for his parents.

SG said...

Doctors are not saints. They are also humans. If their very existence is to take care of their patients -- then by your account they cannot have any family, they cannot go on vacation, etc.

Tan said...

Life should be balanced with career, family, friends, entertainment etc. from my perspective, I cant live without any of these :-)

manjujoglekar said...

Well, I agree with you that people should take their professional responsibilities seriously.

If the mother's illness was not severe, then perhaps he should not have cacelled his appointments to take her to a specialist.

These things are subjective though, and depend on the situation. Maybe the mother was very nervous/ apprehensive about her problem, and that was why her son dropped everything for her?

Renu said...

Happy Kitten:...yes .I said that if 9its a matter of life and death, its ok , but otherwise...

SG: yes, once you choose a profession, you must be honest to it..one can go on vacation , because they are preplanned, but sudden cancellation of appointments with patiends brings lot of heart burn.

Tan; Yes balance is the key to happiness.

Manju: no, mother was not nervous or anything, he was just being a very caring son, but he forgot his responsibility as a doctor.

Ellen said...

Such keen observation. :-)

It could depend on the doctor, on how he divides his time, what his priorities are, and all those other stuff which make him who he is. We can only express opinions but not present judgement nor censure cos we are not privy to what goes on in that person's life. For every act lies a reason behind it, I believe, and whatever that is .... a person solely is responsible or accountable for.

Have a blessed weekend ahead.

Zephyr said...

Is the mother the possessive type who would have sulked had he not done what he did? Misplaced affection is sometimes enjoyed by the objects at whom it is directed.

Rahul Aggarwal said...

i agree with you Renu .. even when i am at work, my family understands when to call or not to call and if there's a situation first they'll try to fix it themselves or will wait for me to get back if something's not too serious ..

one should learn to take responsibilities and act accordingly ..

ashok said...

I can't entirely agree with you...having said that, I am a also person who takes my profession very seriously

Anu ~*~ said...

Mam i totally agree with you ,, but sometimes it happens naturally we can't control the things !
Thankyou for sharing this incident mam ...
your blog is good ,i really liked it :)

Irfanuddin said...

well, as a son what he did is something that must be praised but as far as his profession is concerned, i think he must make a balance at both front......

Renu said...

Ellen: yes Ellen..who are we to judge..but we can always observe others and learn a lot.

Zephyr: no, his mother is a very sweet and nice person..it was only an indulgent son at the cost of negligent doctor.

Rahul Aggarwal: see thats why I appreciate you..to me this is an ideal behaviour..one shouldnt take the profession lightly,,,

Ashok: true..to me doctors cant take their profession lightly..what will happen if army people also do that?

Anu: Thanks a lot Anu !..once we are grownups , we have to take responsibility for our actions.

Irfannuddin:..he would have been agood son even if he did everything after his appointments..