06 Nov 2005 Health Care Quiz
In the paragraph below, a doctor is speaking at the inquest of a woman who died of an untreated perforated bowel.
Question: Is the doctor a first world doctor working in a third world country, or a third world doctor working in a first world country?
In my country, if you thought a patient may be suffering from a perforated bowel, you would send them to surgery because I was taught that even if they do not have a perforated bowel, you have done nothing wrong, in fact you have done the right thing.
Answer: A third world doctor visiting a first world country. The doctor is fom Ghana; the patient died in the UK.