"Confidentiality and uniforms"

I was aghast to see a crocodile of your patients been marched two-by-two along the main road in Trent Vale today. I know they were your patients-as did everybody else-because they were accompanied by two uniformed mental health nurses,who brought up the rear. The uniforms are distinctive:there can be no mistaking the institution from which these people came. Surely this is a massive breach of confidentiality as we understand it today? It appeared that these folk were so ill they could not venture out without uniformed attendants. Would not a little anonymity be more humane?It is 2013.

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