It is not easy to be a physician who manages patients! This kind of physician deals with life and health of people.
Preservation of life and restoration and maintenance of health are most valued by practically all living people in the world.
Preservation of life and restoration and maintenance of health of people are most challenging among the existing different professions in the world as no two patients are exactly the same in terms of genetic make-up, genetic predisposition for diseases and mind-set and practices on health care. Also, there is no such thing as one and only way (there is no absolute way) of managing patients. Clinical practice guidelines are just guides. A physician has to adopt to the patient’s inherent conditions and situations in problem-solving and decision-making. Moreover, medicine is an inexact science – a science of probability.
A person going to become a physician should know the above reality. A patient subjecting himself to be managed by a physician show know the above reality.
The physician should try his very best to be competent and to be more competent as he continues to practice his medical profession. There will be successes and failures in the medical management along the way. Best effort!
The patient should know and understand the constraints of the physician to whom he will subject himself for medical treatment. Trust the physician he will do his best. Rejoice with him in the success of treatment. Understand and accept if there are hitches and failures in treatment.