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ME Sufferers Being Shamefully Let Down By Professionals (Morning Star)

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS News' started by Jan, Oct 24, 2017.

  1. Jan

    Jan Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    'Wessely has consistently promoted the unsubstantiated suggestion that ME is caused or maintained by patients’ false illness beliefs and abnormal behaviour.

    As a result, the integrity of patients’ experience of this devastating illness been destroyed as their testimony is deemed unreliable.

    This form of “epistemic injustice” (according to medical ethics scholars Blease et al) has seen people with ME derided within the medical profession and wider society for misperceiving, exaggerating, even creating their own illness.'


    http://www.morningstaronline.co.uk/...efully-let-down-by-professionals#.We9H0Yhry03
     
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  2. TiredSam

    TiredSam Moderator Staff Member

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    Well I absolutely loved that, put it all in a nutshell.
     
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  3. Ysabelle-S

    Ysabelle-S Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Good article, though it does have some annoying typos.
     
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  4. Trish

    Trish Moderator Staff Member

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    Wow! Great article. A pity only the Morning Star is prepared to tell the truth on this.

    Now if we could just get the Telegraph to publish this as a follow up to their excellent piece on Unrest...
     
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  5. Luther Blissett

    Luther Blissett Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    The authors can be found at the DPAC website, https://dpac.uk.net/ .

    They have long been on 'our' side along with Black Triangle.

    If you're not sure you like them, picture militants chasing Iain Duncan Smith around.

    You like them now don't you?
     
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  6. Adrian

    Adrian Administrator

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    I think the epistemic injustice comments come from this paper from Charlotte Blease

    http://jme.bmj.com/content/early/2016/12/05/medethics-2016-103691
     
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  7. Barry

    Barry Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    The tide is definitely turning. The media becoming more and more outspoken, more and more often. Positive feedback. Probably not so much out of altruism, but some now realising their backsides will roast if they end up on the wrong side of public opinion, which is now shifting ever more rapidly.

    And the SMC got a well deserved mention too. Excellent!
     
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