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Should compassionate practice be incentivised?


perhaps management/government created a "triage" situation at mid-staffs, where every shift was a major incident, every ward a battleground. when casualties outnumber resources you prioritise; get the walking wounded out of the way, treat the treatable and red tag the rest. if first responding to a major incident you put compassion to the back of your mind, it's all numbers, extract the minimum of mortality and morbidity from the situation. leave concern for individual suffering when discussiong later with your ptsd counsellor. what amazes me is the loyalty to patients and colleagues mid-staffs staff displayed by staying in post. if ever my management left me without the resources to fetch water for a thisty patient i'd bail before you could recite the 6c's out loud!

Posted date

11 December, 2013

Posted time

1:29 am