I'm not saying that my experience has necessarily been exceptionally bad; indeed, it seems that arrogance and lack of compassion among medical practitioners are very much the norm in the "rich countries" of the world.

I'm not saying Switzerland is the worst example in the world either. The truly horrifying thought is that it may be considered one of the "best" (the criterion being the number of astronomically expensive monitoring machines each patient can be hooked up to at any given time).

In other words, the standard is unbelievably low when it comes to treating the human being as a human being, and not as an irrelevant envelope for the defective organ(s) that need to be repaired.

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Mise à jour: fin octobre 2019

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The very good and the very bad

Let's get one thing straight: many things about living in Switzerland are great. I have lived here for 30 years, which I would never have done if I were not convinced that this country has got many things right. Disclaimer: I have visited, but never lived in, a Swiss German city. I have had several... Continue Reading →

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