Parent VS Doctor
In our English class we are reading the book called The Spirit Catches You And You Fall Down. This book proposes a lot of interesting discussion points about medical professionals and how they treat patients who have their own ideas about how to heal certain ailments. In the book we look at the relationship between daughter and parents as well as doctor to patient. Because of these topics i have asked 5 people what they think makes a good parent and good doctor. They answered as follows.
Mom: “I think it goes hand in hand with what makes them both good influencers. You must be sensitive in most cases but really there comes a time where you have to lay down the law of what is good for your child and patient.”
Step Dad: “Well a parent has to tell the kid what to do so they don’t die. I guess the doctor does the same thing. Except as a doctor you can’t hit the patient like you can a kid. Wait, don’t put that.”
Deja (step sister): “You can tell a doctor anything really and they can’t even tell your parents. But if you tell your parents something bad you gon get yo ass whooped. A good doctor don’t judge while a good parent tells you when you fuckin up. Am I allowed to curse?”
Jazzlynn: “Good doctor is a doctor who makes the most conscientious decisions to better the patient's health all around while being considerate to their needs. A good parent supports and uplifts their child and affirms them with positivity and acts of love.”
Me: “I think a good doctor is someone who only thinks of the patient’s needs and how to help them. They only care for the well being of a patient. They see them as people and not something that leads to a paycheck. A good parent knows how to balance letting the child have self expression and monitoring what they do at the same time. It’s not healthy to care too much or too little. They know the perfect amount for each individual child.”
In conclusion I think being a good doctor and parent are somewhat similar. This is good because a good parent means they had a child and they didn’t well. die. And that is the last thing we want for our patients in hospitals and children at home.