The 12th Invest in ME Research Conference June, 2017, Part 2
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Australian Specialists including Neurologists

Discussion in 'ME/CFS Doctors' started by Googsta, Apr 10, 2012.

  1. taniaaust1

    taniaaust1 Senior Member

    Sth Australia

    He was very particular about the brands too.. He put on Natural Factors B12 Methylcobalamin, Source Naturals MegaFolinic, Life Extension Ashwagandha Extract, Thorne D 25,000
  2. taniaaust1

    taniaaust1 Senior Member

    Sth Australia
    I just came across the following and thought it could be of interest to other Australians here. I can see in my case the National standards have been breached..
    National Disability Service Standards

    The National Service Standards address the following:
    Standard 1: Service access
    Each person with a disability seeking a service has access to a service on the basis of relative need and available resources.

    Standard 2: Individual needs

    Each person with a disability receives a service that is designed to meet, in the least restrictive way, his or her individual needs and personal goals.

    Standard 3: Decision-Making and choice
    Each person with a disability has the opportunity to participate as fully as possible in making decisions about the events and activities of his or her daily life in relation to the service he or she receives.

    Standard 4: Privacy, dignity and confidentiality
    Each service recipient’s right to privacy, dignity and confidentiality in all aspects of his or her life is recognised and respected.

    Standard 5: Participation and integration
    Each person with a disability is supported and encouraged to participate and be involved in the community.

    Standard 6: Valued roles
    Each person with a disability has the opportunity to develop and maintain skills and to participate in activities that enable him or her to achieve valued roles in the community.

    Standard 7: Complaints and disputes
    Each service recipient is encouraged to raise and have resolved without fear of retribution, any complaints or disputes he or she may have regarding the agency or the service.

    Standard 8: Service Management
    Each agency adopts quality management systems and practices that optimise outcomes for service recipients.

    Standard 9: Employment conditions

    Each person with a disability enjoys working conditions comparable to those of the general workforce.

    Standard 10: Service recipient training / support
    The employment opportunities of each person with a disability are optimised by effective and relevant training and support.

    Standard 11: Staff recruitment and training
    Each person employed to deliver services to the service recipient has relevant skills and competencies

    Standard 12: Protection of human rights and freedom from abuse
    The agency acts to prevent abuse and neglect and to uphold the legal and human rights of service recipients.
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  3. Allyson


    Australia, Melbourne
    I would strongly advise against seeing Sue Corcoran - mentioned above - in Melbourne; she was abusive, ignorant, negligent, breached confidentiality and made it quite clear she did not "believe" in "cfs" as she called it.

    Most distressing that doctors can get away with this kind of abuse.
    PM me for more details if needed.
  4. BooRadley


    I just want to add that I would not see Sue Corcoran either. She doesn't believe in M.E. and aggressively advocates exercise and CBT. My experience was so distressing that I wish I hadn't gone at all.

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