“Hearing the word torture, makes the hair on the back of my neck stand up!”
Torture is such a strong word. It has been used much more in the High Income Countries of late with the discussions of torture of people accused of terrorism by the US and it allies. But is the torture in health care.
The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines torture as
1 a : anguish of body or mind : agony b : something that causes agony or pain
2: the infliction of intense pain (as from burning, crushing, or wounding) to punish, coerce, or afford sadistic pleasure
3 distortion or overrefinement of a meaning or an argument.