Saturday, June 6, 2009

DAMA

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.

18 comments:

Arun Kumar said...

he he.. me too didn't know abt DAMA till now..

ur friend asked wat dose..?? lols... the prof wud hav laughed his ass off...

NE~ISM said...

Ohhhh It happens a lot here when they get the diagnoses and then it is not hard for them to get to feeling better on their own, without the help of insurance they go home without medical release!!

I hope your sunday speeds along, so that you can have some alone time!1

Ne.

the stygian sailor said...

DAMA dose? hahahahaah who... i swear who are these jokers?
DAMA is a very good tool to get rid of unwanted cases

aishu said...

ha ha....DAMA!never heard about this word before!

Drwiz said...

Lol, that's something new for me too

Emaan said...

ha ha ha ha ha ! dead man walking, rather talking !!
u sure have fun there ;-)

Dr. Chandana Shekar said...

hehe.lolz. even i had wondered wat DAMA means when i had heard ir first time. but asking for 'dose' is hilarious. very funny :) rofl... have fun :)

Akshaya Kamalnath said...

LOL so u were getting a DAMAR dose ready 4 someone?!!

Smita said...

Thanks for increasing my knowledge :)

Ghost Particle said...

okay! learned something new here :)

hope you had a good weekend bro, watever was left of it :)

msatheeshkumar said...

haha Good Joke......... There'll be many number of such funny things in the life of a Medico. Every day should leave some Good memories to ur life.Thats the rule in our profession.If its not so,then its probably ur fault.

ceedy said...

The only DAMA I knew was local translation for Asthama...smg new here...how now I C U ;)

priya said...

DAMAR!! Sigh, I had totally forgotten that word till today!! Haha.

Saranya said...

LOL, that was a new info. Learnt something today :)

U r managing to blog during ur busy days, which is great! I wonder if I ll be able to do that. :) Well done.

Pavi!!!! said...

ahaha!
i get vague memories of kanada..which i seem to be forgetting so fast! darn!

Mariposa said...

So so so funny!

Riya said...

he he..DAMA... ya.. even i dint knew it until internship started.. when the nurse explained me the meaning..lol..

Aparna said...

is that a doctor's joke?....i didnt understand it :(