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ESTS 2016|Prof. Gonzalo Varela:告别手术台,但延续作为医生的使命

Published at: 2015年第1卷第S1期

陆小雁
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编者按:第24届欧洲胸外科医师学会(European Society of Thoracic Surgeons,ESTS)年会于2016年5月29日至6月1日在意大利那不勒斯举行。诚如AME特邀记者汪灏医师所述,来自世界各地的数千名专家学者汇聚这一盛会,学术流派众多、内容全面深入、形式丰富多样、前沿与实用并重。AME编辑很荣幸邀请到本届大会主席Prof. Gonzalo Varela接受采访。


图:Prof. Gonzalo Varela

 

Prof. Varela说离开手术台,不再做手术了,因为身后有一个很优秀的团队,一帮优秀的年轻人,他们可以做得很好。做了38年的外科医生和手术,离开难免不舍。但是他们医院的管理还需要他的知识和经验,所以他也很高兴地接受新的岗位。

采访的过程中,每一个话题,他几乎都离不开病人。采访到最后,谈及医生这个职业常常面对的生死问题,他说在手术室里,在那一个时刻,对于病人来说,是一个生死节点,医生就是病人最重要的人,所以当医生的他有一种强烈的责任感和使命感,竭尽全力地做好工作,无论自己是否已经精疲力尽,很热,很渴,这些都显得无关紧要(他的原话是who cares)。他说他享受那样子的时刻。对他来说,可能“拯救生命”这样的词汇也有点戏剧化,他眼中外科医生更多的是用最好的技术,最好的方案去治疗疾病而已,这是医生的职责;如果不幸失去病人,那作为医生,也确保自己尽力了。失去病人是一件非常遗憾的事情,所以医生必须非常勤奋刻苦,必须要求自己的技术达到完美或者说接近完美,要有足够的知识和经验。所谓医生,是在有病人的前提下才有医生的,所以“the rights of the patients are over the rights of the doctors”,这就是医生们所选择的职业,而且他们必须对自己的选择负责。

 

采访问题:

  1. Why did you choose to go to a medical school and to be a doctor?

  2. How would you define a good surgeon?

  3. What do you think about Don Quixote -- the night fighting the windmills, that you introduced during your Presidential Address? Could he be an idol for people?

  4. What did you expect to achieve when you were elected as the president of ESTS?

  5. What are your plans for the following year of your work focus after you resign the president of ESTS? Would you still have a busy work schedule or give more time to your family?

  6. Do you want to do something else other than medical science after your retirement one day?

  7. Is there something especially nice when you can do something with your hands to the patient?

  8. Doctors are dealing with life and death situations on a daily basis. Is it hard to face with death?

 

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专家介绍:

Prof. Gonzalo Varela, MD, PhD, FETCS

Prof. Gonzalo Varela is the Medical Manager in Salamanca University Hospital and Professor of Thoracic Surgery in School of Medicine, Salamanca University. He was the Associate Editor of the European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgey (2011-2014) and President of the European Society of Thoracic Surgeons (2015-2016). His main interests are Quality and Patient Safety in Thoracic Surgery.

 

采访编辑:陆小雁,科学编辑,AME出版社。

视频编辑:麦雪芳,视频编辑,AME出版社。

 

ESTS 2016 相关阅读:

doi: 10.3978/kysj.2014.1.1963

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