Which is the better option: Publicity or Privacy?

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Hello everyone! As you may have noticed in the title, I will be sharing with you my personal perspectives about Public and Private hospitals and which one we should put our full attention on. You might not be thinking of public hospitals as a patient's time with a nurse is not as personalized, whereas in a private hospital it is. You might not be thinking of private hospitals as they can turn you down whereas in a public hospital they can't. Here is MY point of view on this:

As the population ages, the NHS age too. Therefore, the doctors we have now won't be there forever, meaning we need more staff and that is what we are lacking as there are approximately 1,500,000 people supposed to take care of an increasing amount of 64,900,000 people. And because not enough people are here to take care of everyone separately, there is a vast waiting list which could be a risk as waiting could give time for the sickness to grow, halving the time the NHS has to save the person and doubling how quickly they need to gather the pieces of equipment and even tripling the number of people they have to treat in THAT amount of time. This is a great deal of stress, which can make the NHS even unwell themselves!

So, you may then be thinking that we should go to private hospitals, where you get a faster diagnosis and treatment. However... you would need a great deal of money and would go only get what you can pay for whereas the NHS does the treatment, supplies you with food all for FREE. In addition, specific diseases or sicknesses would not be covered for and you would have to pay extra money for your treatment. Private hospitals can also start having unequalness, making the gap more noticeable between the rich and poor, and Britain thinks equality is very vital and people who go to public and private hospitals obviously are not equal. Therefore, should we go up to a rich person's standard or they come down to ours? That may be equality, but is it human rights? This is another thing Britain takes very seriously. I personally think Human rights as if everyone had to be the same, it would not only overshadow different people's personality but it would be more like inequality as you are not letting a free world have their say on things, which would be more like a prison and not a country.

In conclusion, I personally am not sure about what would be the better option. Therefore, I have a mixed mind about it. How do you feel about it? Write it in the comments!

Thank you for reading.


Comments (8)

  • Braiswick Primary School succinct_leaves | Braiswick Primary School
    26 Feb 2020

    I think the gap between the rich and the poor partly made by private and public hospitals isn't necessarily a bad thing, here's why. People who are rich most likely work hard for it, and they deserve the luxury they receive. If we were all given equal respect and money it would be unfair for those who have earned their money, as they are having to give their money to people who haven't worked to get it, even though it is possible for them to get a job without much difficulty. This probably goes against what you think since most people's belief is that everybody should be equal, and most people get caught in the swarm of people who think the same, and never think about the question thoroughly. Just think about it, everyone has the same amount of money no matter what they do. You could be jobless and earning the same income as someone who works full-time. It’s unfair, when you think about it.

    I don’t think it would be possible to have everyone going to private hospitals as it would cost too much money to keep them private and eventually they wouldn’t be private as everyone is attending them. Then there would be no need for private hospitals anymore as even if people switch back to public hospitals most private ones would become public. And I definitely don’t think we should make everyone attend public hospitals either because rich people have their own private ones meaning they wouldn’t want to give it up for a public one. They have also worked hard over a long period of time and it is rude and heartless to take most of their life’s work from them to replace it with the same as someone who has never worked and is on benefits from the goverments. Ordinary people would take for granted the money of rich people and treat them like a free bank to get money and they wouldn’t need to work themselves.

    I’m sure not a lot of people will agree with me when I said that we shouldn’t all have the same amount of money; rich people can enjoy the fortune they have earned as long as they haven’t done it illegally or with any rude behaviours. Rich people are still obliged to pay money to charities, obviously, like we do, but they don’t need to give most of their income to people who don’t work and are not as wealthy as them.

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  • avatar.jpg EXPERT: Chloe Storey, Paralegal @ Clifford Chance
    27 Feb 2020

    Thanks for sharing your interesting perspective memorable_orchard! I thought your point about how stress levels in the NHS are making NHS staff unwell was particularly interesting. What effect do you think high stress levels could have on patient care? Can you find any reliable articles about this?

    1. Arnhem-Wharf-logo-250x250.jpg persistent_effort | Arnhem Wharf Primary School
      Chloe Storey, Paralegal @ Clifford Chance's comment 01 Mar 2020

      I believe high stress levels can have an effect on the patient because they will also have high blood pressure

      1. avatar.jpg EXPERT: Chloe Storey, Paralegal @ Clifford Chance
        persistent_effort's comment 02 Mar 2020

        Hi persistent_effort, thanks for sharing and including a source! What do you think can be done to make hospital staff less stressed?

        1. Arnhem-Wharf-logo-250x250.jpg persistent_effort | Arnhem Wharf Primary School
          Chloe Storey, Paralegal @ Clifford Chance's comment 03 Mar 2020

          well maybe therapy , Or exercise,chew gum (or mint leaves as a substitute), and spend time with family ?

          1. Arnhem-Wharf-logo-250x250.jpg persistent_effort | Arnhem Wharf Primary School
            persistent_effort's comment 03 Mar 2020

            Or even take time off work to do all the following above?

        2. Braiswick Primary School spirited_insect | Braiswick Primary School
          Chloe Storey, Paralegal @ Clifford Chance's comment 05 Mar 2020

          I think they should be having more breaks because if their work is hard, they can have a rest and because of the deadly virus, they are pressured and maybe just need rest like to spend time with family. I think this will help because then all the stress will be forgotten and that person can rest.

  • global-conversation.png meticulous_koala | Kitengela Academy | Kenya
    15 May 2020

    Yes I agree with you because when they rest they may have alot of energy but if they work all day they will not have time to spend with their family's and friends if their work is hard

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