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Month: November 2017

“And So It Begins…” – Why We Need To Talk About Medical Paternalism

“And So It Begins…” – Why We Need To Talk About Medical Paternalism

Without being a “difficult patient”, I believe that I would have had to go 50+ hours without food whilst waiting for surgery, rather than the 30 hours I did wait.  Was it really a reasonable expectation that a patient fit around the inability of the hospital to forecast and plan surgical demand in that way?  Did anybody notice or care about the way in which my enforced fasting might impact my outcomes as a patient?   Almost two years ago,…

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