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Why being a paediatrician isn’t easy
 

Why being a paediatrician isn’t easy

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Paediatrics is often mislabelled as an “easy” specialisation for doctors to choose, with the misconception that paediatricians’ jobs revolve around giving routine shots and treating the common cold. However, this could not be further from the truth.
 
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18 Nov 2016 - General
 
Mark Edmon Tan Thanks for tagging me into the topic. For lacerations of the face, we usually do the surgery under sedation or general anesthesia depending on the estimated length of the pro...
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Rajinda Asalage The practice of giving general anesthesia for suturing lacerations surprised me. I did some quick browsing about the side effects of general anesthesia and it is mainly irri...
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Mark Edmon Tan What you have said is absolutely correct. Not only the history taking and examination, even at the procedures just like you said we get into trouble most of the time. That is...
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Rajinda Asalage That makes it even tougher if you are working in a pediatric surgery unit. The situation should really be tough if a child needs some sutures for an open wound. I've see...
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After finishing the university life and completing the degree, you would answer the question 'What is your preferred speciality?' as paediatrics. But once you get into the field I am quite sure that you would change your preference because th...
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Mark Edmon Tan it remains to be very challenging to deal with the family but as I said as long its constructive I am perfectly fine. I think we all like the involved family. The kind that i...
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Marinelle Castro The grandparents should be really included in this topic. Thank you for sharing your keen observation! Grandparents have that innate knack for providing tender, loving, and...
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Jennifer Winter Well said! Filipino doctors have to consider that they will be encountering concerns of both parents, grandparents, and other caregivers in most cases. As you have stated, p...
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Habiba Twakkol Oh yes, it is fun to deal with those cute, little patients. The fun stops when trust between parents and healthcare professionals cannot be made. It is terrifying when we hea...
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Heena Pohani Thank you for sharing your experience with encountering pediatric patients. This topic is truly not exclusive to pediatricians as we all encounter pediatric consults. I agree w...
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Maria Cristina Inserto Thank you for sharing your experience. That is a different situation indeed. One traumatic experience can alter the child's level of trust with healthcare provider...
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Madhubabu kaaja You were correct with stating that I am busy with residency. It is nice to see you again in the MIMS community. I agree that it is very hard to treat newborn patients. In fac...
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Mark Edmon Tan I agree that the article was very accurate in describing the hurdles of being a pediatrician. But I think the article missed one important point --- THE GRANDPARENTS! Since ...
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ha! Whoever said Pediatrics is "easy" is highly mistaken. I wanted to go into Pediatrics upon entering medical school but gradually began to change my mind as the years progressed as I saw the huge difficulties a Pediatrician would encounte...
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Mark Edmon Tan thank you for sharing this article to be discussed it is really important, pediatricians work in my opinion is not easy at all even it may seems funny to deal with babies and...
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It is really a difficult job to be a paediatrician. Even I face many problems when I do the dental treatment of children. It depends upon the age of the child, still, specialised skills are necessary to diagnose and treat paediatric patients. The com...
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Children are very fun to treat, but sometimes it is quite a struggle. The struggle does not end with the child, too, because you have to deal with the parents too (or any companion the child came in with). Sometimes you're dealing with the mother...
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HI Dr.Mark Edmon Tan,Good morning. where are you these days, I thought you might busy with your work. Ok, Now I am happy to see you here. Let us enter into topic. Role of a paediatrician is...
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The author has nailed all the points of difficulties with the modern age parents. Awesome parents, more common with mothers, ferret out the root of a child's illness with research. Since the internet gives information about the possible diagnosis...
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