The Good Physician – 36 Hours – Assessment


The Good Physician airs Monday night time at 9PM CT on ABC

This week’s episode of The Good Physician examined me in ways in which I discover arduous to elucidate. I might say the identical for final week’s episode which I couldn’t evaluate as a result of the subject material was a bit delicate and I didn’t want so as to add my completely biased and un-researched two cents to it. Monday’s episode handled one thing else that I’m going through, and I really feel way more knowledgeable to debate it a bit.

So let’s get to it,


As soon as once more the teams have been cut up into two with medical doctors Murphy and Reznick working collectively overlaying the emergency companies underneath Dr. Yang, whereas Melendez, Browne, and Park handled a really lengthy surgical case. By lengthy I imply the hours it took to carry out the surgical procedure. You probably have spent any time admitted in a hospital or ready on a member of the family, then this episode resonated with you however for those who haven’t had that have then buckle up as a result of it was a bumpy and heartbreaking trip.

Within the Melendez led staff a affected person decided to have kids got here in to get surgical procedure to hopefully assist rid her uterus of the endometriosis that was threatening her possibilities of conceiving and carrying a being pregnant to time period. I’ve been coping with endometriosis for 2 years now and never solely is it an agonizing expertise however additionally it is a pricey illness to take care of. The affected person’s husband was very supportive of her, and you may inform that he was prepared to do no matter he might to make his spouse’s dream of getting a child occur. Surgical procedure outcomes are unpredictable therefore the consent the hospital at all times requires a affected person or their proxy to signal. There was lots of various things put to the check throughout this process which on the finish of all of it I believe the staff dealt with fairly effectively.

Melendez is a really assured chief, however he had some slip-ups on this episode in my view. I perceive that this can be a studying hospital and he’s saving lives whereas attempting to be educator, however he dropped the ball when it got here to communication together with his staff. A call on who can be updating the husband ought to have been made out of the beginning. Dr. Melendez telling Claire she was higher at easing household issues throughout robust moments was a bit unusual as a result of I discover Dr. Park as calming and reassuring as Dr. Browne. He additionally didn’t deal with the nurse who was being insubordinate very effectively. Initially, there is no such thing as a circumstance the place a main surgeon will request a scrub out from one of many staff members, they usually defy. Except a affected person is in peril, then there may be totally no purpose for the backwards and forwards with anybody helping with the surgical procedure. I get that that is leisure, nevertheless it was completely inappropriate primarily as a result of it had been a prolonged process and everybody was on edge. Dr. Browne’s dealing with of the choice for the husband was horrible writing as a result of Browne initially pressed on how a lot the affected person needed to have a baby. Claire making the choice to go forward with the hysterectomy was robust to look at, however she dealt with it with grace. My emotions about this are nonetheless conflicted, however this isn’t about me so let’s transfer on.

Watching Dr. Murphy and Resnick work collectively peacefully was a wonderful welcome to the considerably somber episode. They needed to cowl the emergency room that had been understaffed and the on-call attending, on this case, Dr. Lim had different private issues to take care of. At the very least we discovered that Lim rides a motorcycle, and she or he was in court docket for rushing violations. She is also sleeping with the court docket prosecutor. Shaun is at all times fast to take cost, however I beloved that he needed to work as a staff and in addition lean on Dr. Lim for recommendation when he felt they wanted it. Morgan, however, was a bit accommodating with Shaun and didn’t attempt to make him look incompetent in entrance of the sufferers. I truthfully didn’t perceive why she determined to belittle the connection that Shaun has with Claire and Lea. I don’t assume they pity him particularly Claire, who’s a real buddy that offers him good recommendation and Shaun has discovered to belief her judgment. Lea, however, owes Shaun a proof of why she got here again. That they had barely identified one another when she left, so it was a bit unusual to see her come again and shelter at his place for a number of days with out rationalization.

Dr. Glassman had his surgical procedure and we noticed how arduous being a affected person was for him. It’s simple if you find yourself the one liable for making others higher however coping with others hovering may be irritable. There was additionally a bit little bit of a teaser of Glassman’s present psychological state which can undoubtedly be addressed within the subsequent episode. He’s clearly delirious, and this was evident from how he was stressed and in addition when he began speaking to his useless daughter Maddie. Shaun’s love for Glassman and vice versa is one thing that I believe this present portrays very effectively. His concern for his buddy and his well-being was heartwarming. Glassman’s lodging of Shaun’s lack of respect for boundaries was entrance and middle even when the poor man was on his sick mattress. He sees Shaun and Shaun sees him if that is sensible.

The title of the episode “36 Hours” was artful in that it didn’t outline solely the work the surgeons have been doing, nevertheless it gave us a number of minor factors of views, i.e., sufferers and caregivers. It was additionally important to see how a dialogue on how trainees and attending’s may be overworked to the purpose of exhaustion is dealt with by Andrews. It is a actual important drawback that hospitals must take care of due to lack of personnel. A doctor who has been up for 24 hours is drained sufficient, thirty-six hours is pushing it, and the outcomes may be devasting to a affected person.

What did you all consider the episode particularly the happenings within the working room?

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