Sunday, October 15, 2000

What is it about doctors and pain? Considering they're supposed to be helping people, why do they have so much difficulty giving their patients relief from pain? I've actually heard that they don't want to supply sufficient opiates to terminally ill patients for fear the patients will become addicted! Does being a doctor make you a bit of a sadist? After all, their income and position in society depends to a large extent on the existence of pain. Maybe you start to see pain as a good thing. Dr. Frank Adams has been found guilty of professional misconduct by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, apparently for showing too much compassion. I'm sure they call it something else.