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Article on patient autonomy and how it's transforming the patient-physican relationship

Discussion in 'Health News and Research unrelated to ME/CFS' started by Webdog, Oct 22, 2018.

  1. Webdog

    Webdog Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Holodeck #3
    The New Age of Patient Autonomy
    Implications for the Patient-Physician Relationship

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  2. Peter Trewhitt

    Peter Trewhitt Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Stating the obvious for readers here:

    Can someone please inform physicians that we have a 'new age of patient autonomy' particularly in relation to ME/CFS, to those misdiagnosed with the bizarre unscientific psychiatric diagnosis of MUS ('medically unexplained symptoms' syndrome) and the associated pejorative labels such as functional, somatoform, conversion, etc and to those women covertly regarded as 'hysterical'?

    Certainly the BPS (bio psychosocial) cult are fighting a strong rearguard action against patient autonomy with active campaigning against patients who are portrayed as 'antiScience', 'vexatious' and as 'militant activists'; this action over and above press briefing and publicity campaigns, uses the weapons of sectioning, of child protection orders and arbitrary malicious diagnoses including such as 'persistent refusal syndrome' intended to disempower and devalue the patient. Cult members also seek to punish such patients through supporting restriction of benefits and insurance payments and denial of access to non psychiatric medical services.

    Engaging in rational debate with or responding to reasonable criticisms from such patients is strongly taboo as it recognises them as sentient reasoning beings and accords them power. Further, other professionals and organisations supporting patient autonomy in these fields are labelled antiScience and libellous, with direct attacks on them through conference speeches, the media, their professional bodies and their employing institutions.

    [Added - Feel free to label me as a paranoid conspiracy theorist as it is inconceivable that such could still exist in developed countries in the twenty first century. Had I not been from within the patient community I would not give any consideration to my own rant, and to people from countries not dominated by the BPS cult, that set the agenda in such as the UK or Denmark, this must seem almost unimaginable .]
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  3. Jonathan Edwards

    Jonathan Edwards Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    A remarkably paternalistic article I would say.
  4. ScottTriGuy

    ScottTriGuy Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    I've been watching the documentary Making a Murderer, Season 2, and I keep saying to myself: "Its unbelievable how the State is conspiring to keep this falsely accused man in prison, except I deal with our health care system, so its not really unbelievable, its probable."

    'Paranoia' is just good thinking when they're out to get you.

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