Sunday, April 17, 2011

I'm really bad at turning down people who I think are seeking narcotics. Tonight I said no and then she acted/was all offended that I suggested she had been to the ER for narcotics several times and she freaked out and then my attending gave in on my behalf... I'm bad at being firm.


Milk and Two Sugars said...

Lol I am NOT bad at being firm, but I always questioned whether their pain / need was genuine and I was being cruel to deny them.

On the other hand, 25% of illicit use of opiates in Australia is now done with prescription narcotics. Those are coming from somewhere!

medstudentitis said...

No Rx for them, just meds in ther ER.

Milk and Two Sugars said...

We're in the habit of supplying a (small) box, "to get you through until you can see your GP". :\