Is it customary to give thank you gifts or cards for your surgeon and nurses?

enf782

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Aw that's a nice question. I never actually thought of that.
My guess is that most people dont since they'd be thanking someone for having done their surgery when they're the one who paid 5-grand for it to begin with.

Having that said, I know that some docs are uncomfortable with gifts even if it's something small and handmade. :S
But if you do decide do give them something small and appropriate like a card... there's no harm. =) It's a lovely gesture.

It can certainly make a doctor's day... particularly if s/he rarely gets things like that. It's reassuring for them as a doctor. Like saying... "You're doing a good job and I appreciate the work you do. What you're doing is meaningful/ valuable." :smile:
 

enf782

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I think that people needn't worry so much about carrying out kind, well-intended gestures.
We can't control or predict 100% of the time how others will respond. The most we can do is to do what we feel in our heart is right.

(Yeah yeah... sorry about the cheesiness lool >_>; )
 
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kathy2406

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I guess if you want to if you're happy if your result
It not really a you must give them kinda think in Korea hahah
You've paid money so I guess that's a gift
 

Gats

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Tipping isn't part of Korean culture, so gifts aren't expected or required. What they'd likely appreciate the most is if you post a good review to drive their business.

If they did go out of their way in their care for you so much so you want to thank them, I'd have a bunch of pastries or what not delivered for their staff to enjoy together.
 

dailyjubes87

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Tipping isn't part of Korean culture, so gifts aren't expected or required. What they'd likely appreciate the most is if you post a good review to drive their business.

If they did go out of their way in their care for you so much so you want to thank them, I'd have a bunch of pastries or what not delivered for their staff to enjoy together.
i agreee tipping isnt a part of their culture, so they dont expect it. However, gifting is. offering a small gift when entering someones home or meeting someone of higher rank. Its common to offer a small gift. That being said, a hand written card or small gift is a lovely gesture. But anyone who receives a hand written card would be touched
 

ygjiope

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i agreee tipping isnt a part of their culture, so they dont expect it. However, gifting is. offering a small gift when entering someones home or meeting someone of higher rank. Its common to offer a small gift. That being said, a hand written card or small gift is a lovely gesture. But anyone who receives a hand written card would be touched
I agree. No matter who you are, a hand written card or note is always sweet
 

enf782

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Only if it's genuine. :smile: If you only wrote it cause you felt obligated to or something, then yeah..... idk. Thats another story.
 

itsamemario

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I got my surgeons a box of cookies from my home country. They seemed appreciative but tbh I found it kinda awkward to give it to them, so I just personally wouldn't do it again haha.
 
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