Overworked doctor coughs up blood after 32-hour shift in China

Overworked doctor coughs up blood after 32-hour shift in China

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While the shocking incident occurred in China, less serious yet highly stressful working conditions for doctors and other healthcare professionals in our part of the world demands urgent attention.
31 Oct 2016 - General
The life of a healthcare provider is never easy. We do not have regular working hours, we are overworked, and often we tend to live unhealthy lives. I am sure that almost each one of us have sacrificed a meal, sleeping hours etc for the sake of our p...
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32 hours shift is really inhuman and all healthcare professionals must condemn such long shifts. The fatigue and stress of continuous 32 working hours along with stress from his post-qualifying examinations has caused his upper digestive tract to ble...
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Coughing out blood can be due to portal hypertension - liver cirrhosis (Hep B and HCC is quite prevalent in China) or could be due to pulmonary TB (endemic in certain parts of China). Or he binge drinking so much from stress until he had mallory weis...
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The work of healthcare professionals is not easy. When you have to deal with prolonged work hours, the exhaustion and stress pile up, much to the person's destruction. My work in private practice is controlled by relatively finite clinic hours (t...
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