The treatment Of The Disabled in Public Hospitals
I have a severe form of Epilepsy as part of my disabilities and even though I’m on high levels of anti convulsant medication I’m still having daily seizures,so tomorrow I am being Admitted to Beth Israel Hospital in New York city for exstensive neurological testing.
Like most life long Epileptics i have spent thousands of hours during my life in hospitals and neuro labs The trouble is since taking control of my own care as a adult some 30 years ago I, have never really found a totally competent hospital.
If I am Jewish or Islamic ,or blind , or I Eat kosher or Halal every Hospital bends over backwards to serve All my special needs and so they should, dignity should be respected whether religous or because of medical conditions , Then you get to the wheelchair bound and it has been my experience your put into the bed, your chair has been pushed into the corner out of your reach and there you sit like a lump on a stump hoping a wayward nurse might get lost and wonder in from time to time .
Well I have hopes for Beth israel, but never too high They obviously haven’t read my blog let alone the tone of my criticisms because they are letting me bring my smart phone and laptop. If Beth Israel is the exception I shall scream it from the top of my key board and if they are the same as my previous experience I shall name them and flame them so stay tuned to these pages and I’ll let you know .