Monday, October 29, 2012
The physicians, nurses and hospital staff are faced with a dilemma of a patient refusing to leave regarding how to professionally, ethically, humanistically get the patient out of the bed, out of the room and out of the hospital when no further hospital treatment is necessary and there are other patients needing hospitalization and a hospital bed waiting in the emergency room for admission. For the professionals, this demand by the patient to remain a hospitalized patient against recommendations for discharge is frustrating, emotionally upsetting and presenting uncertainty as to how to handle the situation.
I present this real hospital dilemma to you, my visitors, to get your take on this variation of patient behavior and how you, speaking from the point of view of a patient, not part of the hospital medical staff or administration would handle it. Any suggestions? ..Maurice.
Graphic: From Google Images and modified by me using ArtRage and Picasa3.
Sunday, October 14, 2012
It is all about "spreading the word". In all of these previous 50 Volumes and literally thousands of postings on this blog, the observations of visitors regarding the inadequate state of preserving patient modesty by the medical caregivers have been amply described and rarely, if at all, argued against. It is my opinion that it is well past the time to proceed and, if the "word" is important and vital, to begin to spread the word to the general public and, of course, to the medical system itself.
Not seeing any significant public activism about this issue by my visitors, I have put up on one internet petition site http://www.thepetitionsite.com/799/493/745/medical-care-providers-must-attend-to-patient-modesty-issues-and-provider-gender-requests/ a statement expressing my summary of all that has been written on this Patient Modesty thread. Currently, the petition is not drawing much response of support by the public in terms of signing the petition. Obviously, this petition requires more publicity. In fact, the writing of perhaps even more descriptive and emotional petitions on other sites or publicizing the current site would be more effective to gain signatures than my simple summary .
I hope this Volume 51 of Patient Modesty be used as a communication site for the visitors to focus on their own "spreading the word" both through petitions and other means. If you want change, start it now! ..Maurice.