What is it with some patients these days, particularly the younger ones, who are attached to their electronic devices like siamese twins. In the last few weeks I have had;
A patient on the ward whose gaze remained fixed on her TV screen while I was talking to her. Not once did she look at me.
A clinic patient who texted constantly during her consultation.
A patient who kept his earpiece in and the music playing while I was trying to elicit a history.
Is it too much to ask these ill mannered fuckers to give me their undivided attention while I am trying to provide them with health care that they have sought?
What do you suppose would happen if I gave them the slap they deserve?