The other side of the fenceBMJ 2009; 338 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.a966 (Published 09 January 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:a966
- Rebecca Anne Dobson, specialty trainee 1, North Cheshire NHS Trust, Manchester
Having recently been ensconced in hospital as an inpatient for seven days, I have been “released” with a new perspective on life as a patient. The clinical care I received was second to none, and I am interminably grateful to all of the healthcare professionals involved. But as the days passed, I began to understand why patients can become so upset, disillusioned, and even aggressive during their hospital stay.
Lying in a hospital bed gives …