BRANDING Case submitted by David
Here is an
interesting article about a surgeon branding his alma mater in the
uterus of one of his patients. (Taken from CNN.com)
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky (AP) -- A surgeon being sued for branding a
patient's uterus with the initials of his alma mater -- the
University of Kentucky -- defended his actions Tuesday as a routine
part of a hysterectomy.
The interesting part of this article was the fact that he found his
act of branding "honorable". Obviously he never took a course on
medical ethics. The part that really hit me was that he never got
the patient's permission to do such an act. As a result, he is in
legal trouble, something that I think will always happen if a doctor
pushes his authority past the limits. Thanks for reading my opinion!