Doctor's Reaction to: "Nurses Play Cards" | Wednesday Checkup

  • Published: 25 April 2019
  • A lot of angry posts and article have been shared on this topic and I wanted to chime in to give some context. Some of the outrage is warranted and some of it is not. Please jump in and let me know your thoughts!

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Comments • 3 282

  • Alex Mitchell
    Alex Mitchell  9 hours back

    It’s 1:03 am in the middle of the morning. I just finished watching mockingjay part 1 and now I’m just binging Dr Mike because why wouldn’t I

    • Isaac Reefman
      Isaac Reefman  19 hours back

      Watch the Australian Medical Procedural All Saints! I believe nurses are better represented than in many shows, and would like to see your take!

      • Ebony_ Whisky
        Ebony_ Whisky  2 days back

        The devil may work hard but Dr Mike's shirt works hard 😂😂😂

        • lil red
          lil red  2 days back

          This is why I do not trust media.

          • kyla marie
            kyla marie  2 days back

            I live in a REALLY tiny town in northern Canada, we have no hospital here. We have a clinic with a sort of emergency room but it is closed from 6pm until 730 AM and is closed on the weekends. We have 1 doctor for our entire town of about 3000 people and about 4 nurses. Our nurses here are some of the busiest nurses around, the My don’t get lunch most days. Not to mention they are the ones who meet the ambulance attendants when they come to bring someone for help when the clinic is closed.

            • The One Woman Circus
              The One Woman Circus  3 days back

              Nurses really are important, you see more of them than you will your doctor, and they will be extremely blunt and honest with you. I loved all of my nurses when I delivered my son, they were all so supportive and yelled at me when I deserved it (context: I had to have a blood transfusion and didn't think to have the newborn nursery come get my son while I was alone and unable to get up if he needed me).

              • •Peony•
                •Peony•  3 days back

                I am liking the pewdiepie music

                • Kasey Butcher
                  Kasey Butcher  6 days back

                  As someone who is currently going to school to become a nurse, this makes me genuinely happy to see that the medical community is sticking together.

                  • Heather Smith
                    Heather Smith  6 days back


                    • YUVAN NEKO
                      YUVAN NEKO  2 weeks back


                      • jes pla
                        jes pla  2 weeks back

                        Omg I love nurses I know a nurse who works till afternoon from 5pm

                        • Nefertiti Marak
                          Nefertiti Marak  3 weeks back

                          You are slowly becoming my idol. I want to be a doctor like you. A doctor with reason.

                          • FRANNiiEbOO
                            FRANNiiEbOO  3 weeks back

                            Perhaps she should shadow 2 Nurses. One at a large, busy facility and the other at a critical access hospital....

                            • Mr. Handsome
                              Mr. Handsome  3 weeks back

                              Is this Pewdiepies background music?

                              • lisa Arkwright
                                lisa Arkwright  3 weeks back

                                Nicely done. Would have been easy to jump on the bandwagon to further your agenda. The senator could use some tact, and I’m sure the day with a nurse will benefit her, but I don’t think she the villain we all thought she was.

                                • Gl Gl
                                  Gl Gl  3 weeks back

                                  I call bullshit I don't believe that she should get a pass I signed that petition to get her fat ass in there to work a 12-hour shift she probably won't even make it 6 she knows what she said she just got caught and called on the carpet for it..... What she said was mean-spirited and pretty blatant.I've been a nurse for 40 years I know how hard nurses work I could never work on the floor again I'm too old and I'm too tired. I want to see if she actually follows through and works a shift

                                  • Yishai Steele
                                    Yishai Steele  3 weeks back

                                    HE KILLED MY MOTHER what about the context?

                                    • shlomo braun
                                      shlomo braun  3 weeks back

                                      And btw....... beeewhooop 😂😂 😂

                                      • shannon hedden
                                        shannon hedden  3 weeks back

                                        I spent six weeks in the hospital recently in everything from the OR prep and ICU to the general wards and after seeing several different types of nurses in several different types of situations I agree that that mandated breaks and mandated rest periods are necessary because a tired, fed up or stressed nursing staff will miss things... important things. If you are bedridden and ring for a nurse to get a drink of water and after an hour a nurse pops in looking exhausted and harried to snap WHAT DO YOU WANT? That's a bad thing. That ring an hour ago could have been a patient having a heart attack or choking with anaphylactic reaction but an overly exhausted person just wants to rest not jump up for the millionth time. Nurses are human....

                                        • Marcus
                                          Marcus  3 weeks back

                                          Yo Mike your nips are showing (through the shirt)

                                          • GreyBlackWolf
                                            GreyBlackWolf  3 weeks back

                                            Not all nurses are like that but I unfortunately have met some who are.
                                            When I was in the hospital, I had the same nurse and someone lower than them. Usually the lower person was the one supposed to help me use he bathroom and such...except she didnt. I had a severely broken leg and couldnt walk and when I would press the call light, it would take up to 30 minutes before she came in. Yes there were other patients but she had a distinct voice and I heard it ad the nearby nurses station just laughing away while a video on an ipad was playing. So when I would struggle my way to the bathroom, she finally would come in and get onto me for not waiting for her. Come to find out, her D.O.N was on vacation so when she got back, she wasnt happy at all. Especially to find out that my actual nurse almost gave me morphine which im allergic to and it was on my chart and band. Again, i know probably most nurses arnt like that. But you do have your few bad seeds that ruin it for everybody

                                            • TTate
                                              TTate  4 weeks back

                                              Nurses are awesome! I was in the hospital for a terrifying night after a high speed cycling accident last year. The nurses made me feel calm and safe. I only saw the doctors for about 10 minutes during the stay (except when they checked me out when I was first admitted). The nurses where the ones that actually took care of me during the stay. Nurses are awesome ❤️

                                              • Lorie Shewbridge
                                                Lorie Shewbridge  4 weeks back

                                                Excellent video! Your comments make great sense. Thank you.

                                                • ataerareta
                                                  ataerareta  4 weeks back

                                                  I not only get good information in this channel but also good morals.Thank you very much for the fun videos.

                                                  • Camila Marturet
                                                    Camila Marturet  4 weeks back

                                                    Thanks for talking about the importance of context! So many arguments get misconstrued because of lack of context.

                                                    • TheNerdyVlogger
                                                      TheNerdyVlogger  4 weeks back

                                                      When I slammed my finger in a car door and lost a lot of skin. I was crying for hours in the emergency room. Until a nurse who was one break came and talk to me until I calmed down. In fact when the doctor had to start cutting my skin I was crying begging a nurse to hold my hand.

                                                      • rain73ful
                                                        rain73ful  4 weeks back

                                                        Nurses keep a hospital running. without them, forget about getting good care.

                                                        • Toby Bender
                                                          Toby Bender  4 weeks back

                                                          Ambulance driver approved

                                                          • Lola D-V
                                                            Lola D-V  4 weeks back

                                                            The few nurses I dealt with will I was in addictology were awesome, they helped me a lot. When they woke me up to take some blood, first thing in the morning, I hated this, but they were very nice, I couldn't be mad.

                                                            • Tom H
                                                              Tom H  4 weeks back

                                                              She needs to do a week.

                                                              • baby girl
                                                                baby girl  4 weeks back

                                                                he is the most precious intelligent bean

                                                                • JBear Antonicic
                                                                  JBear Antonicic  4 weeks back

                                                                  well the several nurses in my family would call it quite disrespectful

                                                                  • Sollux Captor
                                                                    Sollux Captor  4 weeks back

                                                                    Hey, dr mike, I love that you have such a positive view of nurses!! Out of curiosity, what do you think about the lab techs?

                                                                    • Three Musketeers
                                                                      Three Musketeers  4 weeks back

                                                                      I’m not being mean but Is this woman even a doctor or a nurse

                                                                      • Ima quigmire
                                                                        Ima quigmire  4 weeks back

                                                                        It's one thing to play cards when people are dieing. I absolutely deny that happens. But if it's slow what are you supposed to do? You have to entertain your self.

                                                                        • Feeling good JK
                                                                          Feeling good JK  4 weeks back

                                                                          Chris Evans and Mike radiate the same adorable dork energy

                                                                          • Stephanie Guzman
                                                                            Stephanie Guzman  4 weeks back

                                                                            I love love love your videossss💛💛💛

                                                                            • The best of Alex
                                                                              The best of Alex  4 weeks back

                                                                              Uhm it looks like dr mikes shirt is about to rip open lol 😂

                                                                              • Kristin
                                                                                Kristin  4 weeks back

                                                                                Ok I just paused the video to comment and you just said "what about the context." THANK YOU! I can not tell you how many of the nurses I knew that got all up in arms about a Facebook "article" that provided no context! Get mad if you want that's ok, but at least research and find out what your so up in arms against don't just read a Facebook "article" or in most cases just a headline and loose your crap. We as a society should be better than that.

                                                                                • Joseph Hsu
                                                                                  Joseph Hsu  1 months back

                                                                                  You’re right context matters

                                                                                  • Jessica Caraballo
                                                                                    Jessica Caraballo  1 months back

                                                                                    Excellent video... Youre always fair and truthful

                                                                                    • Jillian Shae
                                                                                      Jillian Shae  1 months back


                                                                                      • Bridget the Swagg Master
                                                                                        Bridget the Swagg Master  1 months back

                                                                                        It true nurses do most of the work

                                                                                        • Narwally
                                                                                          Narwally  1 months back

                                                                                          My own sister is a nurse, and I can tell you right now that they are under-respected and underrepresented. I can also say that the shifts nurses work can be tough, long, for the most part the nurses are working throughout their shift...

                                                                                          • Mintakah
                                                                                            Mintakah  1 months back

                                                                                            You made a video thanking nurses on nurse's week because you're a doctor on YouTube and it was nurse's week.

                                                                                            • Katie B
                                                                                              Katie B  1 months back

                                                                                              Dr Mike: I’m with you guys!

                                                                                              Also Dr Mike: Here’s why she was right.

                                                                                              -Ex critical access hospital nurse who thinks context does matter and that the senator was still wrong.

                                                                                              • tenkaichi412
                                                                                                tenkaichi412  1 months back

                                                                                                Thank you so much for actually showing the full quote! The first minute I was boiling and ready to be angry. While I still don't agree with everything she's saying, it's definitely not as bad as people make it out to be.

                                                                                                Good on you for showing people that there is a misunderstanding, one of the few content creators that does that lately.

                                                                                                • Keidras Gaming
                                                                                                  Keidras Gaming  1 months back

                                                                                                  Youtubs ship Doctor Mike and a cross over with The Legal Eagle. Break the internet in collab :P