You’re safe; you have a key safe – a digital lock on the outside of your house to help the […]
This was a recruitment poster from WWI – designed to create a feeling of guilt in young men, chivvying them […]
...where, through an over reliance on targets, process and objectification, people became dehumanised, and where, with the current extreme pressures within the system, fixating on waiting times, bed-occupancy and length of stay, we risk falling into a similar trope.
Could you Facetime your doctor when you are on holiday in Greece rather than having to wade through the complexities of health insurance (yes, Brexiters) and a foreign health system?
She survived. She could have died – I never asked the question.
Thank goodness for those who push the boundaries, who are open and transparent, showing the world that we aren’t infallible, perfect beings. That we are all human.
You are unconscious, the focus for the doctors and nurses is maintaining your physiology with particular attention to your brain and heart.
The point, as is often the case, is my aversion to patients. Or rather, the existential construct that relates to the ‘patient state’ = they who suffer; with the principal goal of my life being to obviate suffering, my objective is to really stop people turning into patients.
And that is the role of the interceptors.
Anyway, back to being blocked.
So long as you are still able to participate, join-in with the conversation, your perception of self is just as valid as that of the doctor or nurse.
How to change the system?
I try my best to ensure the continuity of care, of relationships, particularly on my ward, which is critical as so many of the patients themselves are lost – being lost within a system which is itself lost, must be terrifying.
And so, back to the junior doctors –
If you take away our air, our water and our food, we will not survive, that is the situation being foisted on doctors and everyone else in the health service.
They came from across South Yorkshire and it was inspiring to be in a room with so many bright, young people
Our actions at times border on the holy, and we cannot allow the profane to defile the sanctity of the experience.