Ας (προσπαθήσουμε να) συνεχίσουμε ότι δεν πρόλαβε η Αμαλία!

Πέραν των posts που θα κάνουμε αρκετοί την 1η Ιούνη, τι λέτε γι’αυτό:

First of all my condolences & my deepest sympathy to Amalias family.
In this very difficult time for the family, can I make a humble suggestion which in my opinion could be one of the best ways to remember her:
Amalias story did expose the weakness of the Greek health system in all its glory & the potential catastrophic consequences of that. There are several very important lessons here for anyone willing to learn.
In addition, this site she created is a powerful tool, a collection of people who would like to see things change, and this should not go waisted.
An idea could be through this site to create an electronic petition & try to change the law,so nobody will have to go through the same stuff again, & create AMALIAS’LAW if you like:
The aim should be that every cancer patient should be seen in a hospital in a «COMBINED» clinic which means a team of doctors (surgeon, oncologist, radiologist, histopathologist etc) all at the same time, who discuss what is the next best step in the management for this particular patient.
VERY IMPORTANT: There should be a time limit for this (referal to treatment) AND FOR ANY DELAY THE HOSPITAL IS LEGALLY RESPONSIBLE. This will not only process patients quickly (vital in cancer care) but also may (just may) put an end to the fakellaki culture.
A good time frame to copy is the british one (2 weeks max from initial referal to see a specialist, 2 weeks from that to diagnosis and 2 weeks from that to the beginning of treatment in total a maximum of 6 weeks)
Obviously this can happen only in centralised hospitals with dedicated stuff who deal exclusively with cancer care in order to gain experience & expertise and routine cancer care should not be under the care of any doctor (good or bad) who will see a cancer case once in a blue moon.
This is standart (and very basic) treatment that happens in the majority of the west and therefore nothing unreasonable or out of this world to ask for.
Sadly and to my knowledge, this does not always happens in Greece apart from a few places. To my experience, whenever more that one doctors do get involved in the management, this could happen with pretty poor (if any) communication between the doctors involved.
Get a BIG number of names supporting this (half million? one million?) give it to your local member of the parliament or health minister or (even better) the prime minister and then (possibly) somebody may listen.
May God rest her soul.
A Greek doctor abroad.

Προτάθηκε μέσω σχολίου στο blog της Αμαλίας. Νομίζω ότι αν «δουλευτεί» ως ιδέα, από άτομα που ξέρουν πως να την προσαρμόσουν, τότε κάτι μπορούμε να καταφέρουμε. Αλλά σίγουρα μπορούμε να προσπαθήσουμε. Και το χρωστάμε στην Αμαλία, δε νομίζετε;

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