Month: May 2015

Re: Equality, Diversity and Human Rights Week 2015: Have you ever experienced discrimination as a doctor? – @doc2doc

Response originally posted a few hours ago on doc2doc.bmj.com Yes, disability discrimination (Cali, Colombia). International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) – d950 Political life and citizenship “Engaging in the social, political and governmental life of a citizen, having legal status as a citizen and enjoying the rights, protections, privileges and duties associated with that…

Second Open Letter to the Department of Psychiatry, Medical School, Universidad del Valle, Cali, Colombia. (Addendum)

Originally posted on Chaos Theory and Pharmacology:
Dear Professors of Psychiatry (*) Universidad del Valle, Cali, Colombia Ref: First Open Letter: Department of Psychiatry, Medical School, Universidad del Valle, Cali, Colombia 1. The lack of answer, it is also an answer by itself. Acquiescence. “to accept, agree, or allow something to happen by staying silent or by not arguing”…

Sham Peer Review

Originally posted on Chaos Theory and Pharmacology:
The Psychology of Sham Peer Review “As sham peer review has spread across the nation, it has left behind a trail of broken and ruined lives and careers of good physicians.Although each case is unique, there are certain common features underlying the psychology of sham peer review. Psychology…

New facet of scientific illiteracy

Originally posted on fanismissirlis:
In Mexico, bean-counting is also referred to as puntitis (Jorge Quevedo) or cuentachilismo (Marcelino Cereijido). My local colleague and celebrated author has created with his student Claudia Edwards a three-paragraph gem on the stupidity of bureaucratic managerialism in science. You can read it in Spanish here. The text is so good that…

The Addiction Medicine Control Machine

Originally posted on Disrupted Physician:
In his 1969 novel The Wild Boys, William S. Burroughs writes “Under pretext of drug control suppressive police states have been set up throughout the Western world…. The police states maintain a democratic façade from behind which they denounce as criminals, perverts and drug addicts anyone who opposes the control machine.”…

Higher Education in Colombia (Part II): Globalization

“Journalism is printing what someone else does not want printed: everything else is public relations.” ― George Orwell — Vengo a recordarles que no todo son buenas noticias. pic.twitter.com/MqOdbsG3Pi — Alejandra Omaña (@AleOmanaz) April 5, 2015 If you actually do research and even go further to publish your findings in peer-review biomedical journals, the problem…