Professionalism In The Movie The Doctor, By Doctor Jack Mackee

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As a trained healthcare provider, doctors should exhibit certain qualities of professionalism and care in the work place. Being a professional is more than just diagnosing, treating, and performing procedures… It 's about making the patient feel welcome, safe, respected, and cared about. Doctors should always respect patients by listening, communicating, being honest, and not arguing with them. It’s true that patients are not always right, but it 's the patients right to have their health, bodies, and lives respected and cared for. Doctors should show empathy, listen to patient’s needs, explain procedures, answer questions, and do whatever they can to make the patient feel safe and comfortable. In the movie "The Doctor", Doctor Jack MacKee …show more content…
Dr. MacKee was trying to be facetious, but his humor of cracking jokes and horse play was not admired. At the start of the movie he used inappropriate words such as "shit" and "crap" whenever a complication arose during surgery. He would also use sexist language towards nurses. One example of his sexist language was when he asked the nurse Nancy "Is my hand shaking?", she replied "No Doctor", and then he went off to say "Thats amazing my hand always shakes when you are near". To many women this comment would build tension and uneasiness in the workplace. Besides this he would also crack jokes and disrespect other physicians as well. In the beginning of the movie, Doctor Bloomfield, who is an otolaryngologist, asked for Doctor MacKee’s consultation with a patient. Doctor MacKee danced his way over and then made mimicking hand gestures to his surgery team in the other room as the physician was talking. This probably made the physician feel embarrassed and disrespected. During this consultation he also cracked a joke to the other doctor’s patient about the anesthesiologist saying “if you can hear me, I’d fire the anesthesiologist.” If I was the anesthesiologist I would find this unamusing and in I would feel embarrassed and …show more content…
Abbot did. When he was waiting in the reception room for a biopsy, one of the staff members told him he had to sit in the wheelchair because the “hospital is liable if he falls. Regardless of whether or not he was capable of walking he was told he didn’t have a choice. When he was getting an X-Ray he asked for a lead apron to make him feel more comfortable, the x-ray technician continued to tell him that its not a big deal and that he didn’t need. Doctor MacKee even received the wrong treatment because a healthcare provider didn’t care enough to check his identity before a procedure. Overall he felt very uncomfortable, drained, ignored, and uncared for.

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