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Friday, 25 June 2010

Done with Psychiatry Rotation

Wow! can't believe it's been four weeks already, went kinda fast. Oh well I'm done with psychiatry rotation, and am glad. next up will be my finals in psych, then am done! done!! done!!! wooooohooo.

Well I made a very major decision today, which is Psychiatry is not for me.


I did admire some of the doctors there and their work, but we all know our strength and weakness, and this lead me in making up my mind. I have nothing but respect for psychiatrist. Being in the psych ward for a month has taught me a lot about this profession and I have to say it takes a lot of courage, requires dedication, empathy and detachment. This is a profession where you cannot cure your patients, in order words most (not all) of the patients you have keep coming back for a life time. So what keeps you going?? well I think you should ask a psychiatrist. A profession where a lot of your patients don't even want to see you. But yet they get up every morning and go to work, most of them with a smile (esp the ones I worked with) on their face, just to help this patients. A profession where each day you have to repeatedly try to convince most of your patient to stay so you can help them. A profession where some of your patients pose a serious treat to you. A profession where you listen to all sort of complains and stories, day in day out from your patients, some of which are so depressing and some just not making sense, most of all you must not be judgmental ( anyone who is human knows how hard this is). But at the same them it is a profession where you have patients who do nothing but make you laugh, hey they work with the craziest and most bizarre people ever. And lots more. It is indeed an admirable profession. lets give up to every psychiatrist out there!!!!!. More grease to your elbows and keep doing your thing.

P.s
sorry I have been rubbish on here this past two weeks, been super busy. But my stories as promised are still coming, gonna tell you guys all about my experience, esp for those of you who will never have the privilege to spend a month in a psychiatric ward (am not being sarcastic here), you get the opportunity to know a bit.


12 comments:

Sting said...

I work in a mental hospital. This is my 2nd one so far. Have a bachelors in psych and was considering specializing in psychiatry. I have long since changed my mind. Like u said, it's a never ending circle. I have learned a whole lot from working there, about life and mostly about myself. You are able to put things in a totally different perspective.

NBB said...

I have heard a lot about psychiatric patients and ward. I have a sister who is a doctor she shared her experience when she was there. Guess u enjoyed it.

Ms Afropolitan said...

No you can't be done, I'm becoming a doctor with you!

Well...

Good on you for making the decision

2cute4u said...

Hmmm, interesting..
Loving your experience

fabladyH said...

thank you soo much guys.. xxoo

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jobsfornaija said...

I am a doctor too, so i know what you are talking about. My expereince in psychiatric posting almost made me go crazy sef. Cos i started thinking out of context. Its strange, because those people really feel they are not mad!

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fabladyH said...

thanks a lot. it was an experience, I'll never forget..
I'll add.

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Anonymous said...

nice post. thanks.

Anonymous said...

I'm avoiding studying for my med entrance exams, but I just wanted to say that as a sometimes-psych-patient your patience, empathy and care really does make a difference. (Even if you choose a different speciality.)
And I think you'll be a great doc.

fabladyH said...

Thanks a lot

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