If you were an oncologist (cancer specialist), would you have to be more sensitive concerning patients? Telling someone they have cancer is different than telling someone they are anemic, you know? Would you rather that your doctor were kind and caring to you and held you hand through it all, or would you rather your doctor be straight forward? I'm scared that I'll be a shit doctor because I'm not a very kind and compassionate person.
Most Helpful Guy
I'd rather think the opposite, especially when you work with children.
Seeing them suffer each day would probably make you crack if you're too sensitive.
Being compassionate and kind is absolutely a precious property, just try not to be too fragile.
As an oncologist, you will lose patients, and some of them you'll have treated for months or even years.
But, for sure, these people will surely feel cheered up by having a doctor with a positive and lovely attitude :D1
Most Helpful Girl
You have to have an emotional distance when you do these things - otherwise you will be going crazy every day because there is a chance you could have patients dying everyday. Be respectful and serious - but not sad. When my mother was told she had cancer a decade ago - she was upset and then her doctor put her hand on her should and said "don't worry - we can help." you could try doing the same thing.0