"Made to feel like I don't exist"
About: Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital Nedlands 6009
Posted by poor treatment (as ),
Recently I was admitted to hospital, and was speaking with the doctor. I felt like when they came up to me to discuss my treatment that they treated me like I didn’t exist. I felt they would constantly talk over me. I tried to ask questions, but they just wouldn’t allow it.
When I finally spoke up and said that enough was enough and that they needed to listen to me and treat me like a person, they I believe threatened me with restraints and a ‘code black’.
I thought patients were supposed to participate in their treatment and ask questions to make sure they understood the next steps and what was going to happen?!