Saturday, January 14, 2017

Reasons hospitals use to get rid of visitors .

This was taken from an article written by a doctor in the United States.  These concerns parallel what happened to me over Randy and why I was forbidden from visiting Randy.  These reasons are not good enough.  It says to  me  only says that health care professionals do not do their jobs.

My banning was orchestrated by the hospital so I could not speak to anyone, then and forever.  Yes, I was banned forever from all Vancouver Coastal Health properties. Yellow journalism.

The patient does not follow medical advice. In a health care era focused on patient-centered care, patient engagement, and joint decision-making, could this ever be a valid reason?

The patient has a mental health disorder. Should the presence of one serious chronic disease ever deprive a patient of life-preserving care for another chronic disease?

The patient is violent and is a risk to other patients and staff. In reality, reported incidences of serious violence perpetrated by dialysis patients are rare; most ‘violence’ is verbal, precipitated by personality conflict based on cultural differences, low health literacy, and poor communication. These are addressable issues.

The patient is disruptive. When this reason is explored, it often turns out that the patient has expressed quality-of-care concerns; labeling the patient as disruptive and involuntarily discharging him/her, is a form of retaliation. Patients understand the ability of dialysis centers to do this, and many describe feeling intimidated, captive and vulnerable.

Dr. Robert Bear, January 9 2017.

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