A fourth year medical student took to Twitter to celebrate her revenge after a patient laughed at her pronoun pin.
With the stick of a needle, she defied one of the oldest documents in history: the Hippocratic Oath. Unfortunately, being transgender doesn’t give you the right to police the opinions of your patients.
I’m sure you’ve heard of the oath physician’s swear as part of their training, but perhaps you’ve never read the exact words.
As one article explains:
The Hippocratic Oath is the oldest and most widely known treatise on medical ethics. It requires new physicians to swear by numerous healing gods and dictates the duties and responsibilities of the physician while treating patients. There are two versions of the Hippocratic Oath: the original one and the modern one. The need for a revision was felt as drastic procedures like abortions & surgeries became commonplace and medically valid, questioning a physician’s morals anew.
In 1964, Louis Lasagna rewrote the classic Greek text.
The most modern version goes like this:
I swear to fulfill, to the best of my ability and judgment, this covenant:
I will respect the hard-won scientific gains of those physicians in whose steps I walk, and gladly share such knowledge as is mine with those who are to follow.
I will apply, for the benefit of the sick, all measures [that] are required, avoiding those twin traps of overtreatment and therapeutic nihilism.
I will remember that there is art to medicine as well as science, and that warmth, sympathy, and understanding may outweigh the surgeon’s knife or the chemist’s drug.
I will not be ashamed to say “I know not,” nor will I fail to call in my colleagues when the skills of another are needed for a patient’s recovery.
I will respect the privacy of my patients, for their problems are not disclosed to me that the world may know. Most especially must I tread with care in matters of life and death. If it is given me to save a life, all thanks. But it may also be within my power to take a life; this awesome responsibility must be faced with great humbleness and awareness of my own frailty. Above all, I must not play at God.
I will remember that I do not treat a fever chart, a cancerous growth, but a sick human being, whose illness may affect the person’s family and economic stability. My responsibility includes these related problems, if I am to care adequately for the sick.
I will prevent disease whenever I can, for prevention is preferable to cure.
I will remember that I remain a member of society, with special obligations to all my fellow human beings, those sound of mind and body as well as the infirm.
If I do not violate this oath, may I enjoy life and art, respected while I live and remembered with affection thereafter. May I always act so as to preserve the finest traditions of my calling and may I long experience the joy of healing those who seek my help.
Enter the era of “Wokeism”
Now, using preferred pronouns takes precedent over treating the sick. If you didn’t think leftism was a disease of the mind, think again.
The Chattanooga Daily News explains:
The fourth-year medical student, who is also a transgender rights activist, shared on her social media account that she intentionally injured a patient after they reportedly mocked her for wearing a pronoun pin. The student tweeted that she purposefully missed his vein so he had to get stuck twice. The medical school released a statement and said that the student’s tweet does not reflect how the school treats patients and provides patient care. It remains unclear if any disciplinary action has been taken against the student.
The medical student from North Carolina, Kychelle Rosario, tweeted that she purposefully missed the patient’s vein during a blood draw so she would have to stuck him twice.
Rosario, who is a fourth-year student at Wake Forest University’s School of Medicine, tweeted on Tuesday:
“I had a patient I was doing a blood draw on see my pronoun pin and loudly laugh to the staff ‘She/Her? Well of course it is! What other pronouns even are there? It?’ I missed his vein so he had to get stuck twice.”
Apparently, Wake Forest University’s School of Medicine is aware of the incident. What they’ve decided to do about it is unclear. But considering Rosario’s blatant disregard for the fundamental philosophy of doctoring, there’s only one right answer– to kick her out on her duff.