Discussion in 'General ME/CFS News' started by Firestormm, Jun 15, 2014.
As reported by The ME Association:
This is a very dangerous change in my opinion. Not just for those with ME, but those with any under-recognized illness.
George Orwell would have a fit.
This can be a big issue already and can already lead to child protection action in the UK where a doctor decides a child needs some treatment or objects to them missing an appointment on a bad day.
As a principle people should be allowed to make up there own minds about treatment choices this should not be forced on them by the state. It should be no different for children, particularly teenagers who are capable of making rational decisions. It does mean that doctors need to be much better at discussing the potential benefits and risks associated with any treatment. This is also where allowing researchers to redefine the idea of recovery or the definition of serious adverse events (like with PACE) becomes such an issue because unless the patent, medical staff and the named person are very careful they are likely to be mislead about treatment options.
This is truly insane terrifying stuff.
The council spokesperson made a comment that the council takes a firm view on abuse or threats on social media. WE, the public, GLOBALLY, need to take a firm view on abuse from councils and state appointed guardians.
A theocracy is government by religious professionals. What do you call government run by medical professionals? Assholeocracy would not be specific enough.
One minor quibble, how can we call them professionals given their conduct is unprofessional?
Correction: medical practitioners.
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