Re: Funniest thing you've seen on medical notes
Posted: Thu Aug 23, 2018 6:25 pm
I think many doctors prefer thick, unquestioning patients because they take less time and effort to deal with. To be fair, most (all?) NHS docs do have a very big workload. So I can see the attraction of ''Yes doc, no doc, 3 bags full doc'' type patients.jenny lucas wrote: ↑Thu Aug 23, 2018 2:54 pmX, I tend to trawl the Internet, then with the doctor try and ask the kind of questions that will show I have actually researched this topic, along the lines of 'Do you think it could be xyz?' etc.
Sometimes they don't mind (the sensible ones, as you say) and sometimes they get shirty.
Just WHY they want patients to be thick as two short planks I don't know, but there it is.
Glad you've got some who aren't like that!
I think I've already said this, but, I was like that, and I paid a heavy price indeed. My family has had to push hard sometimes too. Once we even threatened them with going to the media. That got em moving. Sister had been deemed untreatable and basically left to rot. We obviously believed otherwise and mounted a campaign. It's stressful but, sometimes you just have to do it. Luckily it paid off
Are there any guides to challenging the NHS decisions anywhere? Because even with my and my family's experience, I'm sure there is much we could learn. PALS seems rather toothless most of the time.