Most Miserable Profession?


Yep, that is what being a doctor is according to this article in the Daily Beast.  It is like they have been following this website for a a while. 🙂  Anyway, it is well worth the read.  My favorite line is the last one of the piece:

But for America’s health to be safeguarded, the wellbeing of America’s caretakers is going to have to start mattering to someone.

It matters to me.

  8 comments for “Most Miserable Profession?

  1. April 23, 2014 at 10:27 am

    Do you have the reference for the nursing article. I would like to present it to our admin. Thanks.

  2. Sir Lance-a-lot
    April 15, 2014 at 7:54 pm

    Thanks for that article, Doug.

    Now I know why I’m so depressed all the time.

    With the AMA, AAFP, ABFM, ABMS, and all the rest nothing more than collaborators (loved the “AMA is the Vichy of Medicine” quote in an earlier thread), there is no one left to defend doctors, and we will surely go the way of the brontosaurus (ie: Fred Flintstone’s barbeque) unless we recognize a voice that can lead us to resist and fight back.

  3. politovski
    April 14, 2014 at 9:28 pm

    Why should be be sad? Big brother increased our chocolate rations from 12 per month to 9 per month. is that not something to be thankful for? praise big brother! and think of all the good duckspeaking the ama and aafp do to help big brother. ama and aafp doubleplusgood duckspeak!

    • Sir Lance-a-lot
      April 15, 2014 at 7:57 pm

      Bravo, politovski. All praise to Big Brother, and thanks to him and his wisdom for keeping us safe and at peace through constant war, and for keeping us healthy by attacking and destroying the sick and degenerate medical profession.

  4. Pat
    April 14, 2014 at 2:33 pm

    I know some med students follow this blog, and I’d really like to hear your take on this article.

  5. Scott
    April 14, 2014 at 12:03 pm

    Sad, but very accurate article. And was is the AAFP doing about this? (Crickets chirp in the background)

    • R Watkins
      April 14, 2014 at 9:06 pm

      AAFP President and Nobel Laureate in Cluelessness Reid Blackwelder:

      “This really should be a good new year . . . things are moving in some outstanding directions for family medicine.” (january 1, 2014)

      Problem solved!

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