If you have any sick old relatives that you hate, just take them to the hospital, and they will be happy to torture them for you. If you love and care about the person, do not leave them unattended.
I just sent a certified letter to the hospital that tortured my Aunt needlessly over the holidays. Perhaps it will inspire some of you to do the same when other hospitals are also up to no good. Or copy, paste, and keep this letter handy so you can tweak it to suit yourself if you aren't a writer. I don't know if a class action law suit is possible in a situation like this, but I'd sure like to get a few thousand people on board to try, so if anybody else has similar stories, and you are interested in at least trying to make a difference, feel free to PM me.
A frail and elderly relative of mine had the unfortunate experience of checking into your hospital recently. My relative was weak, dizzy, in a whole lot of pain, and recovering from a very serious condition that required more than one surgery. There was a ten-inch weeping scar on my relativeís body that still had stitches in it needing to be removed. The admitting doctor told my relative there was nothing was wrong, and that hospitals are not hotels. My relative was so humiliated by the experience, no sleep was gotten the first night.
What are you people trying to do, get rid of old people by embarrassing them to death?
How dare you? If it wasnít beyond obvious to your facility that my relative was in need of gentle and tender care, rather than emotional abuse, then your doctors are incompetent, and you people need to be put out of business.
Not only did the admitting doctor emotionally abuse and humiliate my relative, but your nurses were required by virtue of the bean counter rules, regulations, and red tape rigamarole to with-hold my relativeís pain medication, which had been previously prescribed by the primary care physician, who was not yet aware that my relative had been admitted to the hospital. Instead of making sure my relativeís pain was under control, your nurses were instructed to then administer blood pressure medication, which might not have even needed, if your hospital was responsible enough to manage pain instead of requiring people suffer needlessly.
I was at the hospital with my relative, who couldnít even get up and go to the bathroom alone without assistance, and I provided restroom assistance at least 12 times between the hours of 2 pm and 9 pm. I finally got tired of watching unnecessary suffering and drove to my relativeís house to get the pain medication that another doctor had prescribed and gave it to her myself. Finally some rest could be attained, I had hoped. We were both exhausted and needed it. But the nurses and aids were then instructed to come into the room every hour on the hour, turn on the lights, and wake my relative up for lab tests, blood draws, and blood pressure checks. And no sleep was gotten the second night either. Why isnít that kind of thing being done during the day, along with some assistance going to the bathroom? Why are you people waking patients up at night to prod and probe them when they are exhausted from being in pain all day, and they need all the rest they can get?
I am not telling you who I am talking about because my relative is afraid of what might happen if it ever becomes necessary to check into your facility again. It doesnít really matter who, because I am sure the same things is happening to a lot of other people in hospitals everywhere. I am just writing to let you know that I intend to hire a lawyer and bring a malpractice suit against the administration of this hospital and all of itís doctors, if it ever happens to anyone I love again. Donít go blaming the nurses for this either. They are just obeying the rules. This is about accounting practices that get in the way of compassionate health care. It is happening in hospitals everywhere. It needs to be stopped. I intend to do what I can to stop it, with a class-action suit if possible.
It appears the hospitals that employ AMA trained doctors are nothing more than psychopathic torture chambers intent upon ratcheting up peopleís suffering to insure they die more quickly, or go home. If that is not true, the policies need to change so people can get good health care, instead of emotional abuse, physical neglect, and increased suffering.