When I grow up, I know that become doctors is not an easy task as the basic qualification is the doctor must be excellent in the study. Besides that, all doctors must be prepared psychologically, mentally and physically. Anyway, I have 2 good friends become a doctor and there is under the housemanship training now.
I love to hear on their experience as they will be confronted with endless list of tasks, including managing patients, assisting specialists in the surgery room, getting scolded by senior medical officers and even slapped with litigation suits by patients. Honestly, I really proud of them as I know them sacrifices a lot to become a good doctor.
When I am blogging now, the list of problem come across my mind for the doctors is below:
- Demands of the job — overload for the long working hour.
- Time pressure — balancing work and family.
- Finding coverage — especially for rural physicians and specialists.
- Patients who are difficult, demanding, or critical .
- Barriers to doing a good job — waiting time for imaging and specialists, shortages of hospital beds and nurses and the ever-escalating paperwork .
- Lack of control over the direction of healthcare
- Splits within the profession — specialists compete with GPs for financial resources which leads to less camaraderie and more mean-spiritedness