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'Take a stand against violent behaviour in A&E'


Anonymous | 23-Nov-2011 5:41 pm This is difficult for me to 'understand' - the points you made, seem obvious to me. I have experience, when my 'peacefully comatose and terminal' mother died at home, of a paramedic claiming that 'her death was sudden, because I was called' DESPITE my pointing out that the GP had told me to tell any cover GP, that the death was expected. I also have problems with the Police, and that paramedic, who apparently think that after you have agreed to phone a GP when someone dies at home, you should automatically phone someone immediately - logically, absurd (almost everyone will phone someone immediately, for most home deaths - but perhaps not when it is 40 minutes before surgery hours, and you ahve spent 4 days watching a comatose relative 'finishing dying': you might check the person has died, as I did, under those circumstances). I also don't understand this. When at home, EoLC patients can talk to their relatives, before talking to anyone else - why do so many 'professionals' think things which are not recorded, apaprently cannot ahve happened ? madness ! But I digress - yes, I DO understand the potential problems of honestly telling patients their prognoses. But I'm not sure that all clinicians, understand the problems caused by NOT doing that ! You need to analyses these things from ALL perspectives, to make progress.

Posted date

24 November, 2011

Posted time

2:58 pm