The following is a bit of a rant and a ramble through current health and social care provision based solely on individual experience but I thought I would share it with you anyway.
If I don’t have a care plan…………………………..
If I don’t have a care plan I don’t have individual needs
If I don’t have individual needs I do not have a choice
If I don’t have a choice I do not have a voice
If I don’t have a voice I am not empowered
If I am not empowered I am not valued
If I am not valued I am not a human being
If I am not a human being I am merely an animal
If I am merely an animal I have been dehumanised
If I have been dehumanised I am not very far from being abused
If I am being abused then I am being neglected
If I am being neglected then I or my needs don’t exist
If I don’t exist then it is possible that I have physically and/ or spiritually died
If I don’t exist is the only valid reason for not having a care plan.