I have to admit that when I read Peter Bryden’s account of the birth of his first child I had tears running down my face. Peter and his wife did not experience the care you would expect during what became a very traumatic and stressful delivery. Peter shares how there was a lack of information, communication and compassion from some hospital staff, which left him and his wife feeling confused, alone and a burden. When considering why staff may have behaved in such a way Peter believes that they had become transactional and lost the link with each individual’s personal patient experience.
A parent in the Healthcare system (and proof I did not steal the DaVinci)