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DNS - ‘Biopsychosocial’ basis for benefit cuts is ‘cavalier, unevidenced and misleading’

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  1. worldbackwards

    worldbackwards A unique snowflake

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    Further evidence of an academic rearguard action against the DWP. Took their bloody time.

    http://www.disabilitynewsservice.co...-cuts-is-cavalier-unevidenced-and-misleading/
     
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    [Sarcasm] A total surprise ...
     
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    The Disability News Service article discussed above, links to the following article from 2013, which i found interesting...

    Unum bragged about ‘driving government thinking’ on incapacity benefit reform.

    Disability News Service.
    15th Feb 2013
    http://www.disabilitynewsservice.co...rnment-thinking-on-incapacity-benefit-reform/

     
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  7. UNUM executives should have been arrested for conspiracy to defraud and murder, for their "Hungry Vulture Award" criminality which the corporation got *caught* doing 20 years ago

    the fact they got away with it, and doing similar crap in UK recently, proves the company is inherently evil to it's core and should be raided by FBI and UK's National Crime Agency, and others.
    then forcibly dissolved by our governments.

    this proves that "corporate" law and existence is inherently contrary to the basic point and need of justice: people being held personally responsible for their acts
    corporations always hide behind dozens of expensive lawyers and absolutely perverse laws that they have been allowed to put in place by bribing corrupt politicians and bureaucrats over the past 150+ years
    Corporations are inimical to Humanity's interests, they destroy the entire concept and support of the justice and financial systems
    Corporations are not "Capitalist", they are parasitic threats, they are not normal "businesses" which can be held to account and have reasonable law, responsibility and taxation (actually if corporations were banned out of existence, broken up into small/medium businesses, they could then be properly taxed and thus with proper revenue income lower the entire tax demand on business since tax evasion by corporations is absolutely massive).
     
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    The Biopsychosocial model by Engel, who happened to be a Psychoanalyst is based on (surprise) Psychoanalysis.

    How can freudian medicine ever be evidence-based and scientific? It is the result of doing too much cocaine.

     
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    Extraordinary stuff:
    Full story
    ‘Biopsychosocial’ basis for benefit cuts is ‘cavalier, unevidenced and misleading’
     
  10. Esther12

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    Interesting stuff. Quite a lot of interesting references in there too.

    eg the parliamentary office of science and technology summary of the ESA WCA controversy: http://www.parliament.uk/briefing-papers/POST-PN-413.pdf

    They don't provide the details of the ESA criteria, when that's a pretty important part of the controversy!

    The reforms didn't work... we need more of them:

    This is their summary of the BPS model:

     
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    As somebody who doesn't live in the UK, the paper got going for me on page 10:

     
  12. Dolphin

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    One can see where "chronic fatigue syndrome" where the fatigue is seen as not pathological could be seen as a good example of something that would fit into their model.
     
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  16. Dolphin

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    Reminds me of what the CBT/GET/BPS have been researching in the ME/CFS field and the types of research they are calling for.
     
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    Chronic fatigue syndrome could be seen as very non-specific and subjective and hence that the role of personal and psychological factors to be very very important if one believes their model.
     
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