A surgeon in New Zealand has received a formal reprimand for using bad language in telling a severely obese patient to change her lifestyle. I wonder what the doctor in New Zealand said (in today’s story) after the teenager stole his puppy back to keep him from being euthanized, here. Hopefully, it was something like “Oh fiddlesticks, now I will never be paid.”
The doctor admits that he used the F-bomb in telling the patient to exercise and diet. When the 44-year-old obese woman told him she did not like the word “diet” and preferred the term “lifestyle,” he reportedly responded that she needs to go “on a f…ing diet.” She filed a complaint and the New Zealand Health and Disability Commissioner has asked that the doctor attend a bloody communication skills course.
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