I want to thank Dr Brian Robson, Executive Clinical Director for Healthcare Improvement Scotland, for agreeing that I can include his letter to my employers, NHS Forth Valley, dated 22 May 2014. I explained to Dr Brian Robson that I would like to include here his entire letter and my letter of reply.
But first a few quotes from a psychiatrist and professor for older adults (these are not quotes by me):
“I want to make a case and I want to argue why ethics is as important, if not more important than quality” 2011
“Quality is a by-product of ethics and not vice-versa” 2011
“It is extremely important for healthcare organisations to invest in ethics. Who should be trained in ethics? Each and every person in our healthcare organisation: Chief Executive, Directors, Managers, medical and nursing staff, as well as support staff. Each and every person.” 2011
Below is Dr Brian…
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