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.
Dr. Robert Bear, January 9 2017.