Industrialised humanity: how may we best care for one
An exploratory interview
Most healthcare workers are uncomfortably aware of a sickness now deeply rooted in our governing organisations. Many will rightly identify increasing demands and stresses struggling with relatively inadequate funds as being a major cause.
But though certainly important, such explanations do not adequately account for equally destructive and erosive problems within our current NHS – the loss of morale, therapeutic camaraderie and wholesome trust and satisfaction in our work. Previous decades challenged us with equally hard work, but without such unsustainable and toxic institutional alienation.
Since my coerced
decommissioning in 2016, by NHS England and the Care Quality Commission, I have
spent much time trying to understand these problems in a way that avoids narrow
attribution of blame. To do this I have interviewed hundreds of people in a
kind of informal and very broad field study. The attached transcripted interview
with The Centre for Welfare Reform (CfWR) crystallises and summarises much of
what I have gleaned, adding some remedial suggestions.
If you are interested in further historical interpretation then you may also wish to read Collectivising the Personal. Seminal lessons from Bolshevism – Article 100 on my Home Page (http://www.marco-learningsystems.com/pages/david-zigmond/david-zigmond.htm) – also related articles - please see below this letter
I write to broaden and stimulate essential debate. I am sending this transcript to you prior to wider publication by CfWR in script and video form. Your feedback and propagation would help fuel essential remedial debate.
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