University Hospital of Brooklyn Informative - Patient Mistreatment
BROOKLYN, NEW YORK -- In 2002 I was hospitalized at the University Hospital of Brooklyn for two months. While I was there, I was subjected to the rude behavior of the nurses and some of the doctors. On many occasions I was ignored when asking for the bedpan or spoken to very rudely when pressing the patient button more than one time.
On another occasion a nurse snatched some food off my tray and gave it too another patient. On other occasions some nurses aides waved their hands at me as if what I needed was unimportant.
A male doctor touched me inappropriately and other doctors asked intrusive questions about my sex life as if to make fun of me.
An X-ray technician came into my room to take x-rays of another patient, and as I was about to leave the room, pushed my bed into the wall so that I couldn't move and said, "This is so you can't escape."
There were nurses at the nurses station who were constantly saying insulting things about me and another patient.
They kept bringing me the wrong diet, for example, a liquid or pureed diet instead of the regular meals.
Some of my belongings were found in another patients chest of drawers.
Those are some examples of the treatment I received while at Suny-University hospital of brooklyn.