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inappropriate. Some had forgotten most of what they learned in college, and stuck
to a little tread mill of cures that were not the universal panaceas they imagined.
Doctors were prescribing antibiotics for illnesses which academic studies showed to
be unresponsive to them. Doctors were recommending quite unnecessary operations:
especially tonsillectomies and hysterectomies. Perhaps most disturbingly, patients
were dying on operating tables they should never have been on. It was estimated
that some 2.3 million unnecessary operations took place in the USA every year.
11,900 people died because the surgery they should never have undergone in the
first place. 6 billion doses of antibiotics were prescribed - 22% of them were
unnecessary. An estimated 10,000 patients died or came close to death because of
antibiotics they should never have been given....."http://www.youtube.com/watch?
v=RKmxL8VYy0M&feature=player_detailpageFascinating. Thanks for posting!"I agree.
The doctors at Inova kept changing my wife's meds and not listening to the family
on things like ""she took that drug 3 years ago and had this or that serious
adverse reaction"" and sure enough, they'd order it over my objections and 2 days
later the same adverse reactions occurred. I finally started telling the doctors
that I wanted her treated by a chemist instead of a doctor. Absolute
incompetents.""I agree with you Allen. I almost died from a drug a doctor gave me.
I told her what my symptoms were, and she totally ignored me and gave me the wrong
drug, which made me 10 times worse. I always felt the chemists were more accurate
and helpful, but we have to get the prescription from the doctor. Even when we know
what works, we have to go to the doctors for the prescription. Waste of time and
money. I rarely got sick before I was horrendously harmed by a botched totally
unnecessary radical operation, so I rarely went to the doctors, and rarely took
prescription drugs, but to be given the wrong one really frightened me. I will
never trust doctors for as long as I live. They destroyed my trust completely, not
only in doctors, but in humanity itself.""June Gardner, that's part of the trauma.
Medicine is identified to us as an authority for the purpose of helping us with
it's knowledge and skill. When the practitioners of medicine use those skills with
very self-serving intent, followed by an absolute denial of responsibility, we lose
trust not only in doctors, but that distrust can spread to other authority. If
doctors can disappoint so seriously, so we see the depths of human depravity,
what's to stop humans playing the role of another authority from doing the same?
Traumatized children of abusive parents don't trust other adults, and adults are
traumatized by betrayal as well. When an adult is betrayed by another individual,
we have enough experience to realize that not all individuals are to be placed in
the same bin of distrust as that bad individual. But when an entire group of
people, such as the medical profession, follows the line of falsity laid down by
the one who victimized us, then it is different situation. The contract with
society seems to be one-sided. I imagine the same idea has occurred to victims of
mortgage fraud who lost their homes recently. And since bullies are attracted to
people who exhibit signs of previous victimization, because they know they will
make easier targets, the traumatized victim is more likely to invite abuse again,
which justifies their traumatized outlook.""Doctors say, ""Trust me. I'm a doctor.
You must obey my orders. I'm in authority here."" And the media reveres doctors,
always talking about a new breakthrough or a new miracle drug, so what is the
public supposed to do. Even the smartest of people can be a victim of medical
incompetence. The problem is that there are too many programs on the good that
doctors do, and no programs on the dark side of medicine, so the public can have
their guard up when something doesn't seem right to them. If one person had told me
that 90% of all gynaecological procedures are unnecessary, I'd still have my 6
healthy organs fully intact, and I'd be jumping for joy, not wailing in pain from a
badly botched unnecessary radical operation...."The victims of medical error have
no choice but to experience the following list."It seems to me the story is the
same Worldwide, when a patient has been harmed by Iatrogenic Neglect....""This is
an interesting article Garrick Sitongia. The outcome of the findings is what we
need to implement, and I've mentioned this to a few people: Medical care providers
(doctors, nurses, etc.) must become mandated reporters when iatrongic patient
injuries occur. They use ""statutory"" . . . same thing. And I quote from the