In this video series, Michael Mandelstam talks about his new book, How We Treat the Sick, which shows beyond question that neglectful care is a systemic blight, rather than mere local blemish, within the UK’s health services.
In the book, Mandelstam analyses the causes and factors involved, reveals the widespread denial and lack of accountability on the part of those responsible – and spells out the political, moral, professional and legal implications of this failure to care for the most vulnerable of patients with humanity and compassion. Most important, he points to the main obstacles to a solution – and to how they can be removed and change be accomplished.
Part 1: The “substantial seam of bad” in the UK health service
Part 2: The Mid Staffordshire Inquiry
Part 3: Finding a Solution to Poor and Neglectful Care
Part 4: Focusing on Practice, not Politics
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