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Patients being treated 'like medical conditions, not people'

Publié par Clifford Armion le 10/04/2012

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Stephen Adams

Medical staff frequently have such little time to deal with them, that patients' full medical and emotional needs are not met, they say.
The lack of time and attention paid to patients means that serious mistakes are being made, warn the Royal College of Physicians.
Medication errors can result and sometimes very ill patients or their families are not being asked if the person wishes to be resuscitated, meaning in some cases that the terminally ill can end up receiving futile treatment.
Patients are also being left in a high state of anxiety because staff do not talk to them enough.
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"Patients being treated 'like medical conditions, not people'", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), avril 2012. Consulté le 16/04/2024. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/patients-being-treated-like-medical-conditions-not-people-