Category: Social Medicine

CBC News: “Dalhousie University and health authority treated doctors unfairly”

“A new report backs up claims by three doctors who say they were unfairly disciplined more than a decade ago by Dalhousie University and the former Capital District Health Authority. The report was commissioned by the Canadian Association of University Teachers, a national organization that represents academic staff and works to protect academic freedom. Gabrielle Horne, Michael Goodyear and…

Today (Oct 11, 2015) is the ‘World Mental Health Day’ | Hoy (Oct 11, 2015) es el ‘Día Mundial de la Salud Mental’ – (II)

Vamos a celebrar todo el mes discutiendo los siguientes artículos: Langenbeck’s Archives Mentally ill and Jewish in World War II Overview of German, Nazi, and Holocaust medicine Perverted Psychiatry Psychiatric Genocide – Reflections and Responsibilities Psychiatry and political–institutional abuse from the historical perspective Psychiatry during the Nazi era Psychiatry in the Nazi Era Psychiatry’s Drug…

Today (Oct 10, 2015) is the ‘World Mental Health Day’ | Hoy (Oct 10, 2015) es el ‘Día Mundial de la Salud Mental’

Es en serio? http://www.elcolombiano.com/adios-al-estigma-de-pacientes-con-alteraciones-mentales-DD2858360 — Parece que sí!… World Mental Health Day From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia World Mental Health Day (10 October) is a day for global mental health education, awareness and advocacy.[1] It was first celebrated in 1992 at the initiative of the World Federation for Mental Health, a global mental health organization…

The Man Who Closed the Asylums – El Hombre que Cerró los Manicomios | via The Guardian

“Franco Basaglia is still a household name in Italy. His name is always attached to Law 180 (“Basaglia’s law”), promulgated in 1978. It was a rushed compromise of legislation that effectively ended the era of detention and repression for the mentally ill. Basaglia knew it was imperfect, warning that “we should avoid a sense of euphoria”, but…

Psiquiatria Caotica – Chaotic Psychiatry – хаотично психиатрия – chaotikí̱ Psychiatrikí̱ 

(…) Y sabe algo Dr Jorge Ramírez, yo soy muy regionalista y me parece terrible que alguien exponga sus puntos de vista en una Página Colombiana en Inglés, “Acá se habla español”.(*) — Re: Every year, I try to do at least two things with my students at least once. First, I make a point…

Suppression and repression of dissent: reprisals

Suppression of dissent/discontent …”The sorts of dissent/discontent that can trigger suppression are diverse. They include conducting or publishing research that gives results unwelcome to powerful groups,§ teaching about sensitive topics, expressing views within an organization, and expressing views in the mass or social media. These sorts of actions can be a challenge within a line…

Re: Dealing with bullying among doctors – @doc2doc

Response originally posted on doc2doc.bmj.com Yes, academic mobbing (group behaviour) and suppression of dissent. During the last two years, I have denounced several wrongdoings and widespread corruption involving the drug industry and other health-related organisations (e.g., universities and professional associations in medicine mainly from Colombia). References 1. Social Medicine (www.socialmedicine.info). Volume 6, Number 4, May 2012…

The Plan to… Require Doctors to Drug-Test all Patients

…”Abuse of positions of power, trust and influence in the field of medicine need to be both prevented, recognized and addressed.    Oversight, regulation and accountability are essential  if this is going to be accomplished.  There are no exceptions.   Policies and procedures must be enforced in a consistent manner.” — Michael L. Langan Read…