Does Courtesy Matter When Lives Hang in the Balance?
Greetings, friends, A common theme has run through VeteranCaregiver since its inception in spring 2010: caregiver and veteran persistence is needed in order to achieve progress or problem resolution. Most accept this truth and reality. Lately, however, when lives hang in the balance because a "courtesy" is lacking, then we all experience a systemic problem. Throughout VCG, you already know of some serious caregiver and veteran issues that resulted in urgent and immediate coordination and action. However, what is the protocol when there is no visible after-action? Calls unreturned, and certainly no proactive follow-up? This is not compassionate care. It is not right. And, it is simple to fix. This VCG community of peers, mentors, friends, and professionals has always followed through. Caring is abundant and actions supersede words. Please convey the message far and wide that veterans and caregivers cannot and must not suffer or even die because they were not a priority and afforded a "courtesy". Thank you for caring, supporting, and reaching out. A cord of three strands is not easily broken. Linda