"I have come across a lot of discrimination"
Posted by mazda (as ),
I have a history, among other health issues, of mental illness and because of the 'label'attached to me, I come across so much discrimination by many NHS personnel who believe I don't have a brain that functions 'normally'.
Therefore I am expected to accept the insulting and offensive behaviour shown to persons such as myself regarded a 'nutter'.
These words were used in my presence when 2 ambulance crew came to my home in order to take me into hospital following a GP visit when I was experiencing severe respiratory problems. Subsequent calls to NHS 24 when PHYSICALLY unwell usually end when I'm asked if I'd 'like a cpn to give me a call'.
I'm literally 'sick' of the discriminatory platitudes and now do not phone or allow my PA to call for medical advice/assistance when my need for said is obvious.
It may be regarded that the decision is my choice - it is my choice not to feel degraded, insulted and worthless. Therefore, I will probably die because of my choice but I would rather that than the aforementioned statement.