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1, Jun 29, 2010

Shattering the Myth of Trust, Taking Care of Ourselves (4)

Filed under: Medical Accident — admin @ 12:32 am

It happened in Great Britain on December 19 2003 by a 30-year-old junior doctor, Helen Pike. She ignored warnings from two nurses and injected an overdose of insulin into 58-year-old Tony Wright. Minutes later Tony suffered a massive heart attack and died in the hospital’s intensive care unit 10 days later.

Prior to the fatal accident, the junior doctor had worked more than 100 hours in the week. Obviously, exhaustion from working the crushing hours at Leeds General Infirmary played the role in the death of her patient.

When the junior doctors have to work extra long hours, under stress, suffering from exhaustion, it is extremely hard to expect them to be constantly equipped with the heads clear and cool enough to make life or death decisions in a split second. The truth is you are at high risk of being a victim of medical accident, if you are under the tender loving care of such a doctor.

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