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Saturday 16 November 2013
I heard on the radio this morning that doctors and nurses are going to be prosecuted for neglect, - or was it negligence? - and could face a prison sentence. This all follows on from the scandal at Mid-Staffs.
This mind-melded with my current worry with darling MiS. What do you do and where do you turn to when you have lost faith in everyone in the Health Service but you really need help? Especially if we are talking about a mental health crisis?
MiS has a red flag on her records and the slur of an unqualified Munchausens by Proxy dx on there too. How would you approach your GP for much needed anti depressants and help, if you knew that the GP's practice had been part of this? Where would you go for help, if you knew that this accusation was flagged and followed you, even if you change doctors? What would you do if there was nowhere to turn without this following you and being front and centre of any healthcare professional's assessment of you?
Also, how would you even begin to explain the last three years?
This is not a rhetorical question. This is a genuine plea for ideas. It is NOT an ask for free counselling either.
I don't know where to start but I DO know we have to help her get immediate help, get her health records set straight -Ayr & Arran are slower than sea thingies (snails?) that go really slowly - and acknowledge that she is not being paranoid or over defensive but has a very genuine right to feel like this.
It is up to the professionals to rebuild her trust. Not up to her.
But nobody seems to be listening.
Anyone got a megaphone I can borrow?
Fuck Cancer HQ for the day…….