Ethical Behavior For Patients
Involvement with the patient's suffering might cause him to lose valuable scientific objectivity.
Your doctor leads a busy and trying life and requires all the gentleness and reassurance he can get.
Remember that your doctor has a professional reputation to uphold.
You must believe that your doctor has achieved a deep insight into the true nature of your illness, which transcends any mere permanent disability you may have experienced.
It is presumptuous to assume that such profound matters could be explained in terms that you would understand.
Though the surgery may not benefit you directly, the resulting research paper will surely be of widespread interest.
You should consider it a privilege to contribute, however modestly, to the well-being of physicians and other humanitarians.
It is sheer arrogance to contract illnesses that are beyond your means.
The patient-doctor relationship is a privileged one, and you have a sacred duty to protect him from exposure.
This will only cause him needless inconvenience and embarrassment.
[ Author Unknown -- from 'Buffalos Chips' (buffalos-g-jokes.yahoogroups.com) ]
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