Originally Posted by otc
wtf is up with people who lie to their doctor.
It's probably the only person you go up to and say "I banged 8 hookers, took some drugs, and I've been drinking a lot lately" and have them be ok with it and check you out to make sure everything's still healthy.
If you've read as many charts as I have, and know how patients get labeled by staff, you might have a reason to at least shade the truth. Medical folks, while full of faults themselves, are the worse gossips and the most judgmental people I know. If you told your doctor the above, and it made it into the H&P, you would forever see this echoed through your medical information:
History of multiple prostitution use possibly fueled by recreational drug use. Pt. admits to ETOH abuse.
So the doc writes that then every fucking nurse that takes care of you reads this and tells all the other nurses you're a whoremonger and drug seeker. So you break a leg and are in extreme pain and those judgmental fucks will not want to give you needed pain medication as they're going to write, "Pt with history of drug and ETOH abuse. Continues drug seeking behaviour with multiple requests for pain medication."
I'm really not joking here.