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Caregivers - Family and Friends

Don't know if counselling is something that would help in a real, practical sense.  We only had 3 sessions and the general advice was to buck up, accept what happened and move on.  It's not productive to 'gloss over' a cock-up with this advice, all it does is make the victim of this type of incompetance angrier and angrier.  If nothing is done to remedy the cause of the problem then how can confidence in the medical profession move forward ?  if it was (for instance) a gas fitter who cocked-up and gassed someone then the gas fitter would be prosecuted and would face consequences beyond a fine or a slap on the wrist - so why not the same treatment for the medical professional ?

G M Rigg