Grey's Anatomy

Season 2 Episode 26

Deterioration of the Fight or Flight Response

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM May 15, 2006 on ABC



  • Quotes

    • Bailey: Sir, I need to ask you a hypothetical question.
      Richard: Can you do this another time?
      Bailey: If someone on the staff deliberately unhooked a transplant candidate from his LVAD in an attempt to worsen his condition and get him moved up the donor list, (sounds scared) hypothetically, sir.
      Richard: I think you need to tell me exactly what's going on here, Doctor.
      Bailey: Believe me sir you want this to stay a hypothetical 'cause I'm thinking if something like that did happen you'd be duty bound to report it and this hospital would be in danger of losing it's credition as a transplant site.
      Richard: So, hypothetically...
      Bailey: So, hypothetically if the patient got worse would it be unethical for him to receive the heart even though now medically his condition puts him atop the donor list. Hypothetically.
      Richard: How bad is he?
      Bailey: In the few hours it would take for a new LVAD to be delivered he'd be dead.
      Richard: Our responsibility is to the patient then if medically he is at the top of the list then he should get the heart hypothetically.
      Bailey (starts to walk away): Thank you, sir.
      Richard: But practically who ever removed the patient from the LVAD I expect to be given names and there will be severe, severe consequences.
      Bailey: Yes, sir.