Posted on September 12, 2020 at 12:07 PM
This is the misunderstanding that I agree, at times, is an unfortunate consequence of treatment of patients by all phases of the medical profession. This sick patient may need to be “fluffed” as part of effective treatment for the underlying disease but, unlike the bed pillow, the profession should always keetp in mind that such “fluffing” may be unwanted and unacceptable by the p1 11amatient and that unlike a pillow, an object, it is as a person, a human subject, the patient, who should be first informed and consulted for permission.
And, if the professional fails in this regard, well.. the patient or the family should “speak up”! (p.s.- I hope this analogy meets our blog thread discussions, but feel free to correct me. ) ..Maurice.