On the first day of my medicine during night duty 2 interns were talking to each other saying that 2 patients went DAMA and they have to write their case sheets...i thought then that using DAMAR[heard it so] word is such a inhuman thing [since DAMAR is a slang word for dead in Kannada] to use for any patient that too among the public there.Later i came to know that DAMA is not DAMAR but acronym for Discharge Against Medical Advice..lol
p.s-one of my friends when told on the phone by a prof that give the patient DAMA replied back "dose sir??"!!!
happy weekend...today again an icu duty till 8pm!!:(...there goes my so called sunday.