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ME Action: Save the Gottfries Clinic in Sweden from the shrinks

Discussion in 'Petitions' started by Mary, Nov 9, 2015.

  1. Mary

    Mary Moderator

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    The Gottfries Clinic is the main biomedical ME and Fibromyalgia specialist clinic in Sweden.They do clinical research as well, and it's part of their current contract to educate medical professionals in the region.

    Gottfries' current contract runs out on 30 November 2016. Following a recent political decision, the contract will not be renewed.

    ME and FM patients in the region (Västa Götaland) will from then on only be offered care and treatment "with a clear bio-psycho-social direction", "in line with national and international models, evidence based for patients with medically unexplained symptoms (MUS) and/or chronic non-malignant pain". No biomedical treatments.

    Here's an earlier thread about the current Gottfries Clinic situation with more info, background and discussion:
    http://forums.phoenixrising.me/inde...tfries-to-be-replaced-with-bps-for-mus.40518/

    Please note! The MEAction petition is for people outside of Sweden:
    http://my.meaction.net/petitions/save-the-gottfries-clinic

    There's a separate petition for Swedish people only, here:
    http://www.skrivunder.com/gottfries

    Please make sure you sign the right one, and only one of them! Thank you :)

    Here's an advocacy page in Swedish, it will be regularly updated with the latest news:
    Rädda Gottfriesmottagningen ("Save the Gottfries Clinic")
    https://www.facebook.com/RaddaGottfriesmottagningen
     
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    Scarecrow Revolting Peasant

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    Signed :)
     
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    Please sign. It is absolutely critical that we keep the movement away from BPS nonsense everywhere in the world. Support your Swedish fellow patients as they have supported you over the years.
     
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  5. AndyPandy

    AndyPandy Making the most of it

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    Done
     
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    Done.
     
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    signed
     
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    Signed on their web page.
     
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    thank you soo much for the support, everyone! it is hugely appreciated! :hug:

    extra special thanks for this :hug:
    i totally agree, we're all in this together!

    (i live in a different part of the country, very far from Gottfries, but i wouldn't for a second hesitate to support them in this crucial fight.)
     
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    mango Senior Member

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    2,457 signatures!
     
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    2,554 signatures! :)

    the swedish version currently has 3,121 signatures :)
     
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    done
     
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    Groggy Doggy Guest

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    done :)

    2679/3000
     
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    mango Senior Member

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    2,815 :)
     
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  18. chipmunk1

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    what does the treatment with a "clear bio-psycho-social direction" look like?

    like this?

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    mango Senior Member

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  20. mango

    mango Senior Member

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    here's a tweet for you to retweet, if you'd like



    Code:
    https://twitter.com/ninasvensson/status/664124586196340736
     
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