no, none of my patients is suffering from this, thank goodness! but that was how i felt today. the hokkiens call this feeling "thor huek."
if you've been warded in a hospital, you'd know when things don't go right. they dish out porridge when you ordered western, the medications are served hours late, or worse, omitted altogether, or they have to repeat a test because they didn't do it properly the 1st time. and, your doctor still doesn't know what's wrong with you.
these little glitches become magnified in critical areas like the ICU, operation theaters or emergency department, where a error of judgement, however slight, can make a difference between life & death.
i had the misfortune of being in that position today. the patient was seriously ill but the senior nurse attending to the patient with me was totally out of sync with the situation - not thinking, not pro-active & certainly not competent. i had to give explicit instruction every step of the way & this was a senior nurse who teaches other nurses the tricks of the trade.
i'm just glad i don't have to