Frustrating talk with my psychiatrist today. A phone consultation. She was reading off the form she had to complete to get me approved for ECT. I am paying the tens of thousands of dollars it will require since Humana and Intermountain (internal link) woould rather I die than pay for it.
Anyway, at one point she read to me a sentence which included “consumer preference.” I was shocked. Consumer preference!? I am a patient, damn it, not a consumer. A patient first, always. This is medicine.
I demanded to know who wrote that ugly and dangerous sentence but my doctor refused.
Whoever did write it is symptomatic of deiverying modern medical care. We are not buying aluminum siding or a new car, you can strike the word consumer from your dictionary now and foreverl
Everyone writing for the medical community or manning a phone should be required to spend some time in a hospital helping to treat patients. Learn duty of care means.
I’m too upset to write further.