A senior Scottish figure once gave me advice that it is very important to be perceived as “credible”.
I was thinking about this advice recently when the convener of the Parliamentary Committee considering polypropylene Mesh implants concluded:
It is not surprising, therefore, that those who have experienced harm from healthcare may feel that they are not being listened to.
In the same week another example featured in a week long series of articles in the Herald: “A Bitter Pill”. On a background of ever increasing prescribing of antidepressants it appears that my profession is still struggling to accept the value of people’s experience (which may not always be positive) and can respond defensively:
One responder has already articulated my feeling about this:
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