It's sad that this actually happened in psychiatric hospitals in the past. Apparently the cold water that was blasted on the patient was to "shock" the mental sickness out of them... A lot of medical staff, doctors were sent to prison and most of the hospitals were closed down since then because of the torture that they placed on the patients.
Back before we realized that the things they were doing were not conscious decisions. They used to believe that people chose to behave like this. Much like how some people believe that gays chose their lifestyle.
Unfortunatly it's not all stupidity. The majority is ignorance. Remember that people used to think the earth was flat, or that the sound barrier could never be broken, and even that the sun orbited the earth. And not 80 years ago, there were surgeons smoking cigars during operations. All because they didn't know any better.
They used these methods to try to get through to the patents somehow, and see if they could break them of their madness. Was it right? Not by a longshot. And there were doctors like this, that thought of the patients as nothing more than little puppets. And those people I don't consider to be real doctors, because they broke the one thing that true doctors hold sacred. The Hippocratic oath. But thankfully we've learned from our mistakes and are handling things properly now. And history always repeats itself, even without a reboot. Look at the United States, it seems to be doing the same things the Roman empire did. And we all know what happened there.
I think I have to look up what happened to the Roman empire again I forget what happened and yeah. I just think there are more bad things in the world than good things but that`s just me being a downer I really have to look for the positive stuff
You devoted your entire medical career, specifically specialized for it, to help treat or cure the mentally ill. Now some of these patients are binge but not healthy, others are violent. You have one patient who's illness will have her mocked, ridiculed, possibly beaten. You tried different treatment plans and they failed. You try over and over again and nothing works. You are tired, you are frustrated, you can't do the one thing you dedicated your life to. ... Then other professionals in your field suggest using "Hydrotherapy" which might work. You hear about it, it's blasting the patient with cold water to shock them out of insanity. Now, you may think that is horrid but, you think that it might work. You don't know any better, the science has not progressed enough. Still, you think that this treatment is abusive and shouldn't be done. So you don't do it.
Then your superior comes in. He tells you that something needs to be done, your patient shows no signs of improvement. He tells you, "we should get her ready for Lobotomy." A lobotomy WILL end her insane behavior but, it will most likely make her a vegetable more or less. After all, you are severing parts of her brain.
So what do you do? You have to do SOMETHING. Do you lobotomize her? Or do you use Hydrotherapy? Your superior will not wait for you to think of something else, he wants results.
Remember, you chose this career to help people but, you are limited to only the methods known at the time. If you played this game, then answer yourself this. "Did that doctor want to abuse his patient? His he really some horrible person deserving of murder? Could you of done any better?"
You can comment your answers if you want, I be interested in hearing them. Or not. But please, just play the game.
Although I do believe I have expert skills when it comes to surgery (even though I've never operated), but... What if? I mean, I could be absent on the day of the scheduled therapy and some other dope could be operating... Bad stuff could happen.