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WHAT HAS EMERGENCY MEDICINE WROUGHT? HELPLESSNESS.
It seems that all day, every day, I care for patients who simply won’t take care of themselves.  And I sometimes think that we in emergency medicine have caused more harm than we expected. Now let me first say, I also take care of those who can’t care for themselves.  There are those who, through age, infirmity, or poverty, simply have no means.  The patient with a chronic condition who can’t see a specialist. The patient who has no family or transportation outside the ER staff and the ambulance. The demented, the mentally challenged, the broken children.  Bring them on!  All day, all night, I’ll give it my best and advocate for the rest. But then, there are those who simply can’t be bothered.  Who won’t pick up the antibiotic or antihypertensive after we search for the place they can get it for free.  Who won’t keep the appointment with the specialist we spent two hours trying to arrange. EDWIN LEAP READ MORE