re: Even the Big Ones Mess Up VIEW POST

re: Modern medicine is built upon trial and error. LOTS of mistakes made. People died because of those mistakes. Think about what a doctor does and ...

They rarely if never publish articles saying “Everybody makes mistakes, don’t worry, that’s fine.”

Doctors were harder on themselves than patients were when it came to judging their ability to minimize the pain, discomfort, or disability caused by a condition. Only 37 percent of physicians thought they were "very" effective, though 60 percent more thought they were "somewhat" effective. But 79 percent of patients said their doctor helped to minimize their pain or discomfort. -- Consumer Reports

You're suffering from contempt borne of familiarity. You know everything that's wrong in the software world, and nothing about how messed up the medical world is. How 30% of new doctors suffer from depression. And, speaking from personal experience, how freaking elitist an MD can be. Nor have you conversed with people who have chronic illnesses and have taken tons of different drugs with various side-effects and the doctors just move on to the next; I'm not sure if they publicly exist, or are kept behind closed doors, but "everybody makes mistakes" is obviously the norm in that world.

"The only doctor who never loses a patient is one who doesn't try to heal." Which I don't want to be overly-critical of the medical field; I wouldn't even be remotely familiar enough with all the stuff going on to be able to give a truly informed critique beyond the surface level.

Yes, I believe you are right. I have most likely found not the best argument and any comparison of apples vs oranges is silly.
I am just a bit tired of claims like “making errors is fine.”
It surely happens, all of us have fuckups in the past (and in the future,) it is what life is, and so on.
But this is not fine and should not be treated as such.
Mistakes give us experience for granted, they make us stronger etc.
But they are not fine.
That is basically what I wanted to say.

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