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vixen
3 weeks ago

Hi . @dominics. I recently talked with a group of A’Level pupils accepted at medical school. This was to tell them about the referral process etc from a patient perspective. My one bit of advice was, when they are faced with talking to a patient, to imagine how they would want their own mother to be treated/consulted. Also, my biggest bugbear is the dreadful phenomenon of being diagnosed by post which happens a lot, where a patient is copied into a letter sent to the GP. The patient is completely unsupported and should always be in a clinical environment with support when receiving this news. Also, there’s the commonly-known expression ‘at least people don’t die from MS….’ when many people would say that to live daily with a degenerative condition is a bit like a slow-burning death in some ways, as strength, power, energy and mental capacity diminishes.

Blimey, I feel depressed now! But hope it helps…. 🙂