Research Article
Volume 4 Issue 12 - 2020
Avoiding Defensive Medicine among Pandemic
Xu Chen*
University of the Rockies and the College of St. Scholastica, USA
*Corresponding Author: Xu Chen, University of the Rockies and the College of St. Scholastica, USA.
Received: October 06, 2020; Published: November 25, 2020


There is no cure for covid-19. Therefore, medical workers might easily be trapped into defensive medicine, which is do the extra prescription or work to avoid lawsuit. Defensive medicine adds stress on practitioners. Also, among the medical team, many doctors or nurses got infected, or even died. All these things make medical or nursing practice a very challenging profession, not alone the stress of seeing life and death scenes every day and cry with them. That stress not only affects the quality of practice, it also affect practitioners’ mental health, physical health and family relationships. This paper will be a research about how medical workers, especially the young ones fresh out of medical school should handle all these issues. All the doctors and nurses should plan for the best after the pandemic, which is being healthy, happy, staying with loved ones, and at least have some money for a great vacation. Yes, everybody is going to survive!!!

Keywords:Medicine; Pandemic; Covid-19


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