• SDN Site Updates

    Hey everyone! The site will be down for approximately 2 hours on Thursday, August 5th for site updates.


Capeless Crusader
10+ Year Member
Dec 26, 2006
Status (Visible)
  1. Medical Student
These two weeks were bad... we had 7 deaths on the service. This is gonna suck when you're the attending in charge and have to talk to the family. Rarely does the hospital even come close to the nonsense on tv... but man, in these two weeks it might as well have been the script for the most tear soaked ER episode there ever was.


People die. This will only get worse as the population ages, and the hospitals become places for people to die, instead of to get well. You just have to learn to move on, unfortunately.


Senior Member
7+ Year Member
15+ Year Member
Sep 25, 2003
Status (Visible)
It is very difficult for physicians to get used to telling families that their loved one has died. Physicians invest their life energy into helping people, and the hard reality is that death represents a failure by the physician, even though death is ultimately inevitable for everyone. Some physicians gets more depressed than others because of this. It's called burnout.
About the Ads
This thread is more than 14 years old.

Your message may be considered spam for the following reasons:

  1. Your new thread title is very short, and likely is unhelpful.
  2. Your reply is very short and likely does not add anything to the thread.
  3. Your reply is very long and likely does not add anything to the thread.
  4. It is very likely that it does not need any further discussion and thus bumping it serves no purpose.
  5. Your message is mostly quotes or spoilers.
  6. Your reply has occurred very quickly after a previous reply and likely does not add anything to the thread.
  7. This thread is locked.