Month: November 2014

The Medical Profession, Moral Entrepreneurship, Moral Panics, and Social Control

Originally posted on Disrupted Physician:
The Medical Profession, Moral Entrepreneurship, Moral Panics, and Social Control.  “Few, no matter how desperate, seek help of their own accord.”  says Dr. Marv Seppala, M.D., Chief Medical Officer at Hazelden, one of the “PHP-approved” drug and alcohol assessment and treatment centers located in Center City, Minnesota.  “Physicians are intelligent and skilled…

Evidencia médica y científica de la marihuana compartida con los senadores Paloma Valencia y Juan Manuel Galan: debate de la legalización de la marihuana medicinal en Colombia

El primer debate ya paso en la primera sesión del senado: 13 votos a favor y 2 en contra. Ver nota periodistica de El Tiempo @PalomaValenciaL @juanmanuelgalan Adverse effects of cannabis http://t.co/IikAKNEIdY | Prescrire Int 2011 pic.twitter.com/VU12z5ubAf — Jorge Ramírez (@Jor_H_R) November 13, 2014 @PalomaValenciaL @juanmanuelgalan Cannabis regulation: high time for change? http://t.co/k7W3tDMZUc pic.twitter.com/depZcdqAhj —…

TED Talks: “A manifesto for play, for Bulgaria and beyond” + shining bonus

View this video via TED Shining  bonus via Cptn. Thomas Sankara (md student, Universidad del Valle, Cali, Colombia). Insights by Bernadette Keefe via twitter – thanks again for your valuable & kind comments. all the best wishes. @Jor_H_R The video to watch today! Thanks much :) — Bernadette Keefe (@nxtstop1) November 25, 2014 @Jor_H_R True enough~ or best :…

Disrupted Physician 101.1: The “Impaired Physician Movement” and the History of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM)

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Disrupted Physician 101.1: The “Impaired Physician Movement” and the History of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM). “With one arm around the shoulder of religion and the other around the shoulder of medicine, we might change the world.”—Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, AA World Services, Inc (1953). In 1985…

Disrupted Physician 101.2: “Addiction Medicine” is a Self-Designated Practice Specialty Unrecognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties–(An AMA Census Term Indicating Neither Training nor Competence)

Disrupted Physician 101.2: “Addiction Medicine” is a Self-Designated Practice Specialty Unrecognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties–(An AMA Census Term Indicating Neither Training nor Competence). via disruptedphysician.com “One thing is for certain. When society gives power of diagnosis and treatment to individuals within a group schooled in just one uncompromising model of addiction with…

Selective reporting bias of harm outcomes within studies: findings from a cohort of systematic reviews | BMJ 2014; 349

Saini Pooja, Loke Yoon K, Gamble Carrol,Altman Douglas G, Williamson Paula R, KirkhamJamie J et al. Selective reporting bias of harm outcomes within studies: findings from a cohort of systematic reviews. BMJ 2014;349:g6501. http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g6501 (Published 21 November 2014)     This is an Open Access article distributed in accordance with the Creative Commons Attribution Non…