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I feel that the hospitals and doctors leave more ownance on the patient.  And for those who don't understand, they are at a severe disadvantage.  Especially the elderly.  Thank goodness Wiley has you for an advocate.  So many are left on their own.  

I have never understood why a patient must have their entire medication list at their fingertips -- to avoid being given conflicting meds --- when it's all in the computer!   You HAVE my history... why do I have to recite it for you? Why should we have to read the fine print?  Don't take this medication if you're on etc etc... why did you prescribe it then??  You're the doctor... you're supposed to know and advise the patient on what they can or cannot take.  It's so backwards.  In no other field can you claim such ignorance.  

posted by -blackcat on September 12, 2017 at 12:48 PM | link to this | reply

That is terrible how that person was going to eat lunch before faxing the information. It seems like service everywhere is going downhill these days.

posted by FormerStudentIntern on September 12, 2017 at 8:21 AM | link to this | reply

It is a sad really, I suppose the true nurses of yesterday were dedicated. It appears that we have more foreign ones than home bred. Poor Wiley just as he was recovering, it is very worrying for you as well.

posted by C_C_T on September 12, 2017 at 7:07 AM | link to this | reply

Hope Wiley feels much better  

posted by Chuck_E_Ibrahim on September 11, 2017 at 8:27 PM | link to this | reply

Kabu

So sorry Wiley still has problems. And yeah - the bureaucracy...But faxing??? I thought that went out, oh, about 15 years ago, but not in Pembroke, I guess...

posted by Nautikos on September 11, 2017 at 5:02 PM | link to this | reply

Kabu

Pat's right. Plus, why don't they have records digitized into a universal system? And, faxing? Lots of places just take a pic of the records/document and text it or email it from their smart phone. I'm sorry you and Wiley have to go through all that. And yes, they have cut back on RNs, I'm sad to say, and sadder to see. Peace, dear friend. 

posted by RPresta on September 11, 2017 at 1:33 PM | link to this | reply

hang in there,

The frustration of dealing with bureacracy and the decline of service...  

posted by Ciel on September 11, 2017 at 1:25 PM | link to this | reply

If you weren't already well on the road to being 'round the bend,

dealing with the medical bureaucrats would take you there. Talk about kicking somebody when they're down.  Yikes. 

posted by Pat_B on September 11, 2017 at 11:55 AM | link to this | reply

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