What a patient with a learning disability would like you to knowBMJ 2016; 355 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i5296 (Published 05 October 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;355:i5296
- Emily Smith
I didn’t want to come and see you because last month I had to go to A&E when I had a funny turn in the town, and the people I saw were rude and talked to me like I was a child.
The doctor in A&E said, had I had breakfast? I said, no, not yet. He didn’t give me time to tell him I was meeting a friend for breakfast afterwards, and he said I was a “silly girl.” I don’t know why. I’m a 26 year old woman.
Sometimes in A&E people …