--Blue Ink Review, July 2017
From the Author
When I was an intern, I asked a senior resident for advice regarding a particular patient who was having some postoperative complications. I gave the resident the relevant information regarding the patient, my assessment, and potential plans of action. I asked him for his recommendations, and his answer was simple: "Do the right thing." These words have always stayed with me. Those four words convey so much. There is a "right thing" that we can do in any given situation. There is amoral compass that can direct us to do the right thing. There is a positive impact we can have on others and on society when we choose todo the right thing. There is so much self-satisfaction and fulfillment we can obtain by doing the right thing. After years of learning from my patients and from recognizing how my experiences in medicine can b eextrapolated to life in general, I believe we are all capable of,perhaps even obligated to, and most importantly benefited by doing the right thing.