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Dignity

Nigel Turner


It is bad enough to have to spend a night in hospital, even if a fractured ankle and shoulder mean that you are, effectively, immobilised. Matters are not improved when Nigel is placed in a mixed ward where one of the other beds is occupied by an elderly woman, confused as a result of her condition and unable to communicate with staff, resulting in a disturbed night for all. But the most upsetting thing of all is the loss of the woman's dignity in a ward full of men.

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