online: 9 june 2019
modified: 8 june 2019
5 april 2019 the patient in
my first thought is that the patient is not in control and is impatient
. . . and the term the patient is unsuitable . . . for what we need
to assist and empower are people who are subject to waiting and
waiting to be served . . . usually without information which is in the
system but is not transmitted to them or us . . . eg no one will say how
long you have to wait . . .
though, i feel myself that it should be a near crime to impose waiting
time such as we encounter it in queues throughout the industrial system
. . . for what we do is stealing much of his or her life that is
consumed to satisfy the convenience of the administrators . . . and many
jobs include the destructive duty of imposing delay upon others . . .
this could be my biggest criticism of industrial life . . .
for instance . . . computers are not being used as they could be to
transfer delays from patients to those in control . . . this objection
seems so trivial for the utopian time where we might expect ...
we shouldnt call ourselves patients . . . ( i/we can be other things )
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