The 12th Invest in ME Conference, Part 1
OverTheHills presents the first article in a series of three about the recent 12th Invest In ME international Conference (IIMEC12) in London.
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Patients Educating Physicians

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS News' started by usedtobeperkytina, Mar 1, 2011.

  1. usedtobeperkytina

    usedtobeperkytina Senior Member

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    243 people have viewed the instructions. Campaign launched today, March 1.

    Simple and easy and will have strong impact. Anyone can do it. See announcement made to the public: http://mcwpa.org/2011/03/doctors-need-to-know/

    Doctors Need to Know.

    Tina
     
  2. WillowJ

    WillowJ คภภเє ɠรค๓թєl

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    that's really neat, Tina.

    I've been working on my doctors and have made some progress. Those are good sources to give them, thanks. :)
     
  3. Enid

    Enid Senior Member

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    ..... er we have to continue to guide. Most physicians know nothing locked in their world " don't know must be all the mind". A ship soon to be changed round. What a let down that the most respected profession has to be taught by patients.
     
  4. SpecialK82

    SpecialK82 Ohio, USA

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    This is a great idea. I'm going to send the new spinal fluid research to my ex-neurologist. He was a compassinate man and I believed that he did everything that he knew to do but still couldn't find one thing wrong with me despite me neuropathy and severe muscle weakness.

    The bonus here is that he is also a professor and works at a teaching hospital, so this will hopefully trickle down to his students as well!
     
  5. frenchtulip

    frenchtulip Senior Member

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    Medical schools?

    How about including medical schools? I've been thinking of doing that for a long time.

    Oh, SpecialK82, I should have read all the posts. I love your idea of sending to your ex-neurologist who is also a professor at a teaching hospital.
     
  6. usedtobeperkytina

    usedtobeperkytina Senior Member

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    of course

    Of course, include medical schools. We have the science on our side now. We just need to get it to the physicians. Medical schools will help influence future physicians. And to be honest, that has been a problem, the bias is worse there.

    I ask you guys help me spread the word. We need more buzz.

    Today is the day. We can make a difference. I have a few particular physicians in mind, those that I know are ignorant.

    Tina
     
  7. usedtobeperkytina

    usedtobeperkytina Senior Member

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    500

    Over 500 have viewed the instructions.

    Over 43 joined on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/#!/event.php?eid=170587949656024

    Also, we have some patients who are willing to do letters for others if they are unable.

    You can space it out. I addressed envelopes one day, and I wrote the letters the next day.

    It felt good to put those letters in the mailbox.

    Tina
     
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