Gallows Humor in Medicine: Medical Professionals Regularly Joke About Their Patients' Problems. Some of These Jokes Are Clearly Wrong, But Are All Jokes Wrong?
The Hastings Center Report 2011, Sept-Oct, 41, 5
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It was 3:00 am and three tired emergency room residents were wondering why the pizza they'd ordered hadn't come yet. A nurse interrupted their pizza complaints with a shout: "GSW Trauma One--no pulse, no blood pressure." The residents rushed to meet the gurney and immediately recognized the unconscious shooting victim: he was the teenage delivery boy from their favorite all-night restaurant, and he'd been mugged bringing their dinner.
- Category: Life Sciences
- Published: Sep 01, 2011
- Publisher: Hastings Center
- Seller: The Gale Group, Inc.
- Print Length: 27 Pages
- Language: English
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