How to Stop the Dealing With a Patient with Chronic Pain
By JAMES H. BROWNSTEIN | JOHANNESBURG, South Africa | A doctor assistant who helped patients in the United States and elsewhere deal with pain is now facing an online backlash.
On Thursday, the New York Times published an article about the death of a South African woman who was hospitalized with a brain bleed.
She had recently taken part in a trial at a clinic in the U.S. that involved giving patients pain medication.
In the article, she wrote that she was a “very caring and patient doctor” and was proud to help patients with chronic pain, and that her patients often thanked her.
She told the Times that she had “very low expectations” for her patient.
The article quotes an anonymous doctor assistant from the hospital who said she was fired from her job because she refused to take patients with pain medication, and her colleagues complained.
Dr. Karmela Ndungano told the paper that her boss called the paper’s reporters, who called the hospital.
“She said, ‘Why did you publish this article?
It is not good for us, you must leave,'” she told the newspaper.
The story has been shared over 100,000 times on Facebook.
“This doctor assistant was a patient and patient care is very important for me and my patients,” Ndunsgonyo said in a statement to the Times.
“She was also very compassionate and had a very strong commitment to her patients.”
The article has also attracted criticism from people who see it as unfair treatment.
“If a doctor assistant is doing their job with care and compassion, they are being abused, and their work is not being appreciated, especially when their boss makes such a big deal out of it,” Dr. Samuel J. Sommers told CNN.
“I think that’s the big problem with the media.
You don’t know whether the media is going to publish something because of a bad situation.
That is a very serious problem.”
Dr. Jyoti Bhatt, who is also a doctor and who runs a clinic, said the article is not true.
“That’s not the case at all,” she told CNN, adding that she has not been told to stop taking pain medication or fired for taking pain medicine.
“What they’re trying to do is to paint me as an enemy and an enemy doctor.
They are saying that my work is somehow tainted because I take pain medicine, and they want to silence me,” Bhatt said.
She said she does not want to see the media misrepresent her profession.
“My experience has been, you have to be an ethical doctor.
You have to work with people with dignity, you know what I mean?
I’m a doctor of medicine, I’m not a doctor who goes around selling drugs,” she said.
Dr Karmola Ndunko, who was a resident physician at the NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital-Columbia University Medical Center, told CNN that she does have a contract with the hospital that allows her to take pain medication for patients.
However, she said she is “not taking it” because she does care for patients in pain and cannot do so on her own.
“Physicians are not here to sell drugs.
They’re here to provide medical care,” she explained.”
It is very sad that a medical professional is being targeted and targeted for her profession,” said Dr. Gautam K. Natarajan, a professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine who is known for his work on the ethics of medicine.
Natarajann said that he was surprised that the newspaper is making the story public and that he had heard nothing about the backlash from patients.
“They’re treating this as a joke, and people are taking it seriously,” he told CNN on Thursday.
“It is not a joke.
It’s not like they’re going to go and publish it and not come across the line.”
Dr Kallie H. Johnson, a registered nurse and a professor of internal medicine at Columbia University Medical Centre, also did not know about the online backlash and said that she is concerned about the impact on patients.
She added that it is important for doctors to speak out about ethical issues, but said that some doctors do not know how to speak up.
“People are so fearful, and there is this general mistrust and distrust of doctors and medical professionals, and it seems like there’s this general fear that they’re not doing their jobs,” she added.