Severe Human Rights Abuses in Healthcare Settings

Severe human rights abuses in healthcare settings

If you know anyone who has experienced severe, unacceptable and unacknowledged pain as a result of health ‘care’, they may like to read this article/abstract in this week’s bmj and perhaps write a ‘rapid response’ (RR)- just click on ‘Respond to this article’.

What was most interesting to me was that shortly after I wrote an RR, the ‘thumbs down’ indicator of dislike rose rapidly to -7 (MINUS seven!) Such reactions could actually be seen to endorse and validate my response. ‘Torture’ is still a forbidden word, and lack of acknowledgement of patient pain still routine. (Since then, the score has fluctuated.)


About bmitzi

Medical writer, author, artist. Cancer campaigner. Aiming always to improve health services and bring compassion into health care.
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