Today marks National Doctors Day in the United States. I might be Canadian, but as a person who is being followed by several doctors, I should take a moment to show my appreciation.
For the most part, many have complained about the lack of empathy that some doctors show towards their patients. Having dealt with numerous doctors, I have met with doctors who have amazing empathy and others who come across very cold and patronising.
Of course, when people are in a state of severe vulnerability because of their state of health, a lack of empathy for them, however minimal, is unacceptable. The worst thing is when illness destroys your quality of life and the doctor in charge of helping you doesn’t believe what you say or thinks you are exaggerating.