On the Death of a Child & Trigger Warnings

For me, the problem with Trigger Warnings is that they often exacerbate the pain that they seek to protect us from. They also propose a world where healing from many different traumas is homogenised into a synthetic mass agreement as to what constitutes pain, damage, confrontation or peace. The synthesis is too simplistic and is in fact more demagogic than pedagogic: it speaks to a mass lie of consensus rather than enabling people to learn their way through their horrors.

Fear of the Aged

I was not aware of this but six weeks is considered ‘End of Life Care’. Fair enough in most cases. So, this means that we have to move Mum from a unit that specialises in End of Life Care to a new place while I track down any confirmation that she has a secondary cancer from a system where the question, “Who has overall oversight of my mother’s care please?” is met with the answers, “Not us, she moved off our ward” or “I don’t know, I can try and find out.”