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Patience for Doctors and Patients

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ID: 2407 Upper Intermediate
Violence between patients, their families and medical personnel have become a problem throughout China as the country continues to modernize its medical treatment facilities. Many Chinese people have high expectations of doctors and are unfamiliar with many medical practices. In addition, doctors often work in crowded conditions which makes it difficult to communicate with patients effectively. This lesson simulates a news broadcast investigating a violent clash between doctors and patients.
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SIMPLIFIED PINYIN ENGLISH  
去世 qùshì to pass away
导致 dǎozhì to result in
jiù with regard to
采访 cǎifǎng to interview
李晓的父亲刚住院5天就突然去世了。李晓由于不满意医院的解释,打了医生,导致一位医生左眼失明。我们就这件事采访了医院和病人家属。
Lǐxiǎo de fùqīn gāng zhùyuàn wǔ tiān jiù tūrán qùshì le 。Lǐxiǎo yóuyú bù mǎnyì yīyuàn de jiěshì ,dǎ le yīshēng ,dǎozhì yī wèi yīshēng zuǒyǎn shīmíng 。wǒmen jiù zhè jiàn shì cǎifǎng le yīyuàn hé bìngrén jiāshǔ 。
Li Xiao's father recently spent five days in the hospital and suddenly passed away. Because of an unsatisfactory explanation by the hospital, Li Xiao attacked the doctors and blinded one doctor in his left eye. We interviewed the hospital and the patient's family about this incident.
李晓的父亲年龄大了,又爱喝酒,身体比较差。他突然去世,我们也很难受,但医生已经尽力了。
Lǐxiǎo de fùqīn niánlíng dà le ,yòu ài hējiǔ ,shēntǐ bǐjiào chà 。tā tūrán qùshì ,wǒmen yě hěn nánshòu ,dàn yīshēng yǐjīng jìnlì le 。
Li Xiao's father was old. He also loved to drink and his health wasn't very good. We're also very upset that he died suddenly, but the doctors had already done everything they could.
李晓的父亲以前身体一直很好。突然去世,医院没有说清楚原因,这让我们怎么接受。李晓这才打了医生,他也很后悔。
Lǐxiǎo de fùqīn yǐqián shēntǐ yīzhí hěn hǎo 。tūrán qùshì ,yīyuàn méiyǒu shuō qīngchu yuányīn ,zhè ràng wǒmen zěnme jiēshòu 。Lǐxiǎo zhè cái dǎ le yīshēng ,tā yě hěn hòuhuǐ 。
Li Xiao's father's health was fine before. The hospital never gave a clear reason for why he died suddenly. How can we accept this? Li Xiao really regrets that this caused him to attack the doctors.
这样的医患纠纷,已经不是第一次了。我们采访了卫生局局长,他也十分痛心。
zhèyàng de yīhuàn jiūfēn ,yǐjīng bùshì dìyīcì le 。wǒmen cǎifǎng le wèishēngjú júzhǎng ,tā yě shífēn tòngxīn 。
This isn't the first time that this kind of dispute between doctors and patients has happened. We interviewed the Director of the Public Health Bureau and he was also deeply saddened.
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