Post: Hospital policy
Posted by MBA1308 on 7/19/05
My hospital has a policy of playing over the loud speaker,
to all area, the Brahms Lullaby when a baby is born. This
is a large community hospital that treats infertility
patients and has a support group for those patients. One
of these patients was very distraught hearing the lullaby
pre-op. She had a miscarriage and was already devastated.
After talking to other patients who were also upset
hearing it, she inquired to the Director of Women's
Services if they could play the lullaby in only the
maternity ward. The Director responded that she did a
survey throughout the hospital, and no one minds. And the
the engineers can't figure out a solution. Her idea is to
suspend the lullaby while someone is having a procedure.
This will not work, since the support group has asked for
it to be suspended for 1 hour while they meet, and it is
still played. Question: Is there a way to legally stop
them from causing undue emotional stress to any and all
patients who are adversely affected by it? Please advise.
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