As a physician , when we counsel a patient about any disease process or initiation of medications or any operative procedure we are supposed to inform him about recent recommendations , the best practices and help him to make the best decision about his health .
We are not supposed to confound him by giving them the whole list of side effects as in most TV ads about any medication .The surgeon is supposed to give a clear picture about the procedure and an exact percentage of the adverse outcome .
It is by mutual consent and fiduciary guidance the process of treatment is completed .
Even in spite of all these counselling if God forbid, patient faces an unfortunate outcome the doctor has to pay a heavy price . He may loose his license , may be incarcerated or loose his life time income .
In comparison , in the present election scenario , one of the highest authority in the country could go back and forth on his statements , could be as ambiguous as possible just a few days before a very important decision would be taken . A decision which would not only change the fate of millions of people but may change the face of earth .
Is there not a fiduciary responsibility associated with one of the most responsible positions of the most important country in the world .
Is a plain apology or a resignation enough ?
I presume justice is just meted to us ordinary mortals .