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Dear patient: It's not you, it's me

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This is also happening to other health care professions and has been for many years. Nursing, psychology, dieticians, speech therapists, social workers....... have all been downgraded yet had their caseloads & responsibilities vastly increased. We all serve the public and therefore we need to accept there will difficulties like you described. Adjusting is difficult and there are days when the public do not appreciate us, but many days they do. Working privately can also flag up situations like you described where patients feel they have a right to certain meds and just because they are paying it doesn't stop them being rude. I think we can cope better with this if we feel valued in other ways, which at the moment none of the health & social care professionals feel valued.

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28 Mar 2015

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12:22pm

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