Allow one designated loved one to stay with patient where COVID19 has not been prevalent.

Allow one designated loved one to stay with patient where COVID19 has not been prevalent.

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Rebekah Owens started this petition to Governor Bill Lee and

This petition is being started to request that restrictions start being lifted in hospitals in areas NOT besieged by the COVID19 virus, to allow at least one designated family member or significant other to stay with their loved ones. Especially after a  surgery, cardiac arrest, stroke or any other major medical event.

It is absolutely understandable why visitation should be limited, however it is felt that one person should be able to stay with each patient.
It is unimaginable, the mental strains put both on the family and the patient. Can you imagine being in the hospital, having any kind of major event and not having any loved one with you for weeks?  Can you imagine dying alone? What if the surgery isn’t effective and you have to hear all of this and process your prognosis all alone? This is one of the most harmful mental health situations a person could be in.

Families being separated from their loved ones during times of critical need is just ridiculously cruel.

Again, it is absolutely acceptable to think that visitation be restricted and that for someone to stay with their loved ones they would have to adhere to a protocol similar to:

Family member or significant other would have to be with patient at time of admission or as soon as they are notified of admission.
Family member or significant other must stay within the confines of the hospital and cannot leave or they will not be allowed back in.
Family member or significant other must stay during the full duration of admission or their visitation will be revoked.
If a patient is near death the patient should be able to have AT LEAST one family member or significant other with them. To not grant that is inhumane.

Thank you for your consideration in this matter. When considering please think of this as what you would want personally if you were in this situation. Would you want to be isolated from all your loved ones? If it were your spouse or significant other would you want to be with them? What if it was your adult child? Could you rest knowing they were alone? How would you feel if you knew your last moments on this earth either you or your loved one would be left alone and isolated?

Please consider this as if it were you or your loved one.

 

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