Man refuses to be operated on after discovering anaesthetist
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Moments before his surgery, an elderly man refused to be operated on when he discovered the anaesthetist on shift was a woman. The 70-year-old was to undergo surgery to repair an inguinal hernia and as he was being prepped in the operating room the patient suddenly refused to let surgery to his groin area proceed unless the anaesthesia was administered by a man. With five other surgeries lined up for the afternoon, the anaesthetist and lead surgeon called their superiors and then provided with the options of either continuing the operation with the team on shift or sign to be dismissed from the hospital. The man signed the paperwork and left the hospital while all the hospital's female staff called the episode "absurd, incomprehensible and unacceptable.
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Dr. D●●●●●●i P●●●●r
Dr. D●●●●●●i P●●●●r Physiology
Could have trusted surgeon' s choice..
Jul 22, 2017Like
Dr. K●●●●●a G●●●a
Dr. K●●●●●a G●●●a Gastrointestinal Surgery
It is unusual. But a patient has right to refuse a procedure if he has certain belief. It is very common for female patients to choose only female gynaecologists or female surgeons (for breast problems).
Jul 22, 2017Like2
R●●u T●●●d
R●●u T●●●d General Medicine
Shame. How sexist of a person he is!
Jul 24, 2017Like