This site is intended for health professionals only

At the heart of general practice since 1960

pulse june2020 80x101px
Read the latest issue online

The waiting game

Report this comment to a moderator

Please fill in the form below if you think a comment is unsuitable. Your comments will be sent to our moderator for review.

Report comment to moderator

Required fields.


Seven reasons that 'zero tolerance' doesn't work


This is what you get when you expect and encourage a Liberal society. Where every sign of "nastiness" in human beings is given a clinical diagnosis of some sort. This then excuses the "bad" behavior and gives people the excuse they need to no longer act in a responsible and human like way. For some people zero tolerance is the only way. Punishment, not treatment, is what a lot of people are lacking. We need to accept that some people are just bad, not ill and they must be treated accordingly. It is no coincidence that since we stopped punishment as a society the prisons have become fuller and fuller and crime against the person continues to rise. Before the criticism starts flooding in, I am not advocating bringing back the birch, hanging nor drawing and quartering merely that, without boundaries and basic discipline, the human race reverts to animal instinct and that goes for some patients who believe that they can have whatever they want and that General Practice, and every other "Public Service" is merely a slave to their demands. "If you don't give me what I am entitled to (Want) I will make your life hell until you do and guess what?" "I don't care because there are no consequences."

Posted date

12 May 2015

Posted time