In the Scottish Herald on the 1st October 2016:
reminded us all that:
and suggested that we:
Rebecca McQuillan worried, as I do, that:
Our treasured NHS and those who educate us might consider:
As an NHS doctor for those who I value and respect I worry about the promulgation of a reductive language of loss. I often hear our older generation described as a “challenge” and that complex, and unique situations have been reduced to a single word, such as “frailty”, “capacity” and “delirium”. Language evolved over tens of millennia to avoid such simplification
Rebecca McQuillan closes beautifully:
I shared this post with the British Medical Journal. There was an interesting reaction on social media to my post and to those made by others by the original columnist: "some truly bizarre responses to what was a mainstream common on acute frailty" "I am thinking of changing my BMJ column from 'acute perspective' to 'everybody must get Stoned'"