As I began night call a couple of weeks ago, we were paged by the ER to do an admission for a lady having seizures. I arrived to the room to find the patient sedated at the time of my exam accompanied with her husband & son–n-law. I didn’t notice at first that I as I walked in the room neither of them acknowledged me but as I tried to get some history about what happened prior to the patient suffering a seizure I quickly realized that all eyes were affixed to the tv behind me. “Unfortunately” I had began to ask questions as the Baltimore Ravens were driving down for what would be the game winning field goal. In disbelief I made it a point to reposition my self so the husband couldn’t see the tv without moving over & lo & behold that is exactly what he did. It got to the point where he became visibly frustrated with my questions & stated that he had nothing else to offer.
Now for the short time I have been a doctor this easily ranks #1 as someone not having their priorities in order.