When we are really sick, we like to believe that we can trust our physicians to give us the best advice and care. We especially hope for that during surgery but according to Ethel Easter, she was recently shocked at the behavior of her doctors during a hernia surgery.
Easter found that she needed the surgery but was initially told she would have to wait for two months to have the procedure done. When she found that out, she broke down crying.
Madame Noire reports that she said, “I was like, ‘I can’t wait for two months. I’m terribly ill. And he said, ‘Listen’—he got very abrupt. He said, ‘Who do you think you are? You have to wait just like everybody else.”
At the time this post was written, Miss Easter hadn’t yet decided to sue the hospital or the staff. However, the Harris Health System wrote her a letter saying that they used the incident as an opportunity to remind their employees to be mindful of their remarks at all times. What might be even better is not to hire people who think and speak so little of others. No, no one is perfect and people make mistakes, but if you can’t receive grace and compassion from a physician, then the industry is in peril from yet another direction.
Miss Ethel retells her story in the video below:
Source: Madame Noire