"judgment by date of birth"
About: City Hospital campus / Older people's healthcare City Hospital campus Older people's healthcare NG5 1PB
Posted by Buzz (as ),
Do health care professionals judge the patient in front of them simply by their date of birth and not LOOK at the patient? This seems so in my experience, at the City Hospital Rehab Clinic.
As a patient attending the osteoporosis clinic, which is located within the health care of the elderly rehab centre, I felt that my date of birth, not my abilities, activity and intellect was the one thing that determined my treatment by the staff. It appears to me that they look at date of birth and go into automatic pilot with the expectations that once the magic age of 65 is passed then the patient is expected to be at immediate risk of stroke and falls.
Questions concerning accommodation eyes raised if one lives still in a HOUSE! The questions seem to be targeted at a geriatric patient and are insulting.