I was surprised to learn that toast, a humble source of warmth of comfort, is banned in some hospitals.
I joined the conversation to ask whether anyone was allowed to use heat packs or hot water bottles in their workplaces. The unanimous response was “No.”
I understand the rationale behind these policies (risk of fire, risk of heat injury to patient with sensory deficit) but are they a bit heavy-handed for palliative care patients?
What do you think? Have you worked with similar policies? Is it time for a randomised control trial into benefits vs harms of toast and heat packs?