Thursday, June 3, 2010

Writing a letter

This is a compelling account of a birth and the trauma suffered by the woman.

Quote from Pulse: Voices from the heart of medicine

"I wrote the letter because I wanted the doctors and hospital staff to understand my perspective and to appreciate the devastating impact that this event had had on my life and family.

"I also wanted them to consider the inept and unfeeling care we'd received from first to last--including the failure to get me into a delivery room quickly enough, the brutal response to the hemorrhage (which better care might have prevented in the first place) and the inappropriate discharge of my ill newborn.

"I wanted them to change the way they conducted business so that no one else would have to endure what I did."

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