I'm starting to think that Gaffney's ED might not be my first choice for treatment.
Between all the misdiagnoses, surgeons manipulating UNOS, and doctors calling cops on the families of patients, the events on Chicago Med Season 3 Episode 13 were a PR nightmare waiting to break.
On the upside, Nat finally broke free of the babies and the pregnant women! It's a miracle!
Landing an adult patient didn't free her from ethical issues or fighting with her boyfriend. The honeymoon period is definitely over for those two.
Nat's certainly not always in the right when she comes up against these ethical challenges, but she's at least usually more deliberative than Will.
I'm definitely team Nat for this case. At the very least, Will could have waited to call the police after giving social services or, I don't know, Dr. Charles a chance to weigh in.
It was a little bit of a sticky wicket because there were legal options available to the mother if she really wanted to withdraw support from her son. But I suppose that doesn't take into account the shame and guilt she was feeling.
Really, this case is a good reminder at the very least have an explicit discussion about your wishes with the person who would be in a position to make decisions for you. Better yet, write out a living will.
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After all, you never know when some killer wave is going to chew you up and spit you out. We make plans, and God laughs.
Which was the completely unsubtle point of this episode. You know what else was lacking? Competent differentials from the doctors.
First year resident, projectile vomit is a rite of passage.
April Permalink: First year resident, projectile vomit is a rite of passage. Added: March 28, 2018 The whole sleeping woman "mystery" flat out pissed me off. Any woman who has been prescribed birth control knew a blood clot was the culprit as soon as Maggie pulled cigarettes and a pill pack out of that woman's purse.
And it's not like Choi (or Stohl for that matter) even learned some kind of lesson of letter go of preconceptions about patients. It's almost too bad she didn't die -- then Choi would at least have had to present a Morbidity & Mortality report.
An aside: who carries their birth control with them all the time? It's not aspirin. You take it at the Same. Time. Every. Day. With rare exception, you're probably home at that time, because that's just easier.
Meanwhile, Noah's running around still making yet another misdiagnosis. Well, maybe that's not fair. It's not like he actually diagnosed her with anything; he just kept treating her symptoms.
His case was a little harder, to be fair. You don't expect a 55 year old post menopausal woman to be in labor. Even if she does tell you that she's on hormone replacement therapy.
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