“Such conflicts are to blame for the low level of health literacy in Latvia, so people need to be educated more widely,” says Ilze Aizsilniece, president of the Latvian Association of Doctors.
Aizsilniece also believes that in hospitals, especially in this type of department like intensive therapy, the support of a psychologist is needed for both patients and doctors, and a psychologist could also provide the mediation process.
“It is time to start thinking about the relationship between patients and doctors, their improvement, development and support for both parties,” emphasizes Aizsilniece.
The portal NRA already wrote that a relative of a patient, disagreeing with the decision of the board of doctors regarding the patient’s brain death, injured the intensive care doctor of the Eastern Hospital, who was admitted to the hospital herself. The patient was brought to the medical institution after long resuscitation measures. Medical measures were continued for him, and then all the diagnostic examinations and doctors’ councils required by the regulatory framework were carried out, including the initiation of the brain death protocol.