In a world of working long hours to stay afloat, this doctor worked 24 hours straight and couldn’t even make it to his car afterward.
The South China Post writes, “an overworked doctor in southwestern China’s Sichuan province collapsed twice from exhaustion. His story has moved many online.”
One twitter user says that “24 hour shifts should be illegal,” and I couldn’t agree more.
I keep saying this but 24hr+ shifts should be illegal. doctors are expected to make life and death decisions on zero sleep. you get one day off and by the time you’ve finally recovered from your last shift it’s already time for your next one. pic.twitter.com/JW63xhp8PZ
— ًً (@byunoIogy) January 21, 2020
Can you imagine the decisions that this doctor was facing while being completely drained? He’s worked 8 procedures in one day with no rest.
No matter how talented the physician, no one should be making life-threatening decisions while getting no sleep. Zero.
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