‘Parity of Esteem’ is best described by The Royal College of Psychiatrists as: ‘Valuing mental health equally with physical health’.
More fully, parity of esteem means that, when compared with physical healthcare, mental healthcare is characterised by:
- equal access to the most effective and safest care and treatment
- equal efforts to improve the quality of care
- the allocation of time, effort and resources on a basis commensurate with need
- equal status within healthcare education and practice
- equally high aspirations for service users
- equal status in the measurement of health outcomes.
At the Coroner’s court, when the (Honorary) Consultant Psychiatrist was asked why he did not have a conversation with me, the patient’s mother, about his diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder when he made that diagnosis , he said that was because the patient ie. Saagar was very averse to me (his mother) at the time. It is eminently possible that his…
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