Monday, June 25, 2012
A Reader Questions an Insane Nurse
A reader sent this to me at firstname.lastname@example.org It was too long for my "comments" section to publish, so I took the liberty of putting it here. Here's where the comment belongs; No Midazolam: Yes I'm Rude!
"'All it takes for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing'. My question to J Connor is this... 'What are you and those like you who you say are 'good' doing to stop what is happening that is wrong and illegal to so many innocent and unsuspecting patients? Are you going along with what you're told to do by doctors and those even further up the food chain in your hospital/hospitals or are you speaking out and, at least, trying to make a difference for good? For you to say that you come to a site/blog like this for amusement is a rather sick statement to make. Even if you privately think some of the things you do about what happened to 'Never Again' and many others who maintain sites/blogs like this one; why in the world would you post those thoughts for all the public to see? You really only prove 'Never Again' correct when you do this. Don't you see that?
I have met a few ethical doctors and nurses in my time who took their duties seriously and desired to help, not harm, their patients. I have to think back many years though... like in the 80's or maybe 70's even. Not so much these days... 'Greed' rather than 'Need' has taken over much of the medical community it would appear. It appears that the duty to 'first do no harm' has all but fallen by the wayside.
The problem with America's health care is literally the poor state of America's health care and those who work in the medical field/community. There was a recent story by Channel 12 in Cincinnati Ohio which pointed out that nurse complaints have soared approximately 40% over the past few years. Why is that? Obviously, something is wrong here. There must be some reason complaints have soared to such an alarming extent.
I purpose to you that the problem lies largely within the medical community. You might want to read Gary Nulls 'Death by Medicine' just for starters... In 'Death by Medicine', Null states that approximately 7.5 million unnecessary medical and surgical procedures are performed each year in the U.S. (The sheer number of unnecessary surgeries being performed is very suspect. One can't help but wonder if drugs like 'Versed' play a part in those staggering numbers). According to Null, rather than reverse the problems they purport to 'fix', these unwarranted procedures and surgeries lead to greater health problems and even DEATH; even DEATH. Also according to Null, a definitive review and close reading of medical peer-review journals and government health statistics indicates that American medicine frequently causes more harm than good. Null goes on to say that approximately 8.9 million people are exposed to unnecessary hospitalizations each year. The Harvard University School of Public Health estimates that as many as 1.3 million Americans suffer injuries in hospitals yearly and 198,000 of those unnecessarily hospitalized result in DEATH (there's that word again); 7 out of 10 which were 'preventable'. Are patients truly the problem here? Seriously? Are they somehow causing their own harm and even deaths? In Kenny Ausubel's book 'When Healing Becomes A Crime', he states that nearly 40 percent of all surgical operations in the U.S. are unnecessary; yet another staggering number.
Hysterectomy is the second most performed surgery in America and most doctors agree that amputation of a woman's sex organs is almost always unnecessary. (See Stanley West's 'The Hysterectomy Hoax' and 'Gynocide: Hysterectomy, Capitalist Patriarchy and the Medical Abuse of Women'). Hysterectomy is only life-saving approximately 1% of the time. Yet, nearly a million women a year are hysterectomized and castrated - that's approximately a woman hysterectomized every 30 seconds. It is completely unreasonable to believe that a million women a year need or even choose to have their vital sex organs amputated. Again, one can't help but wonder if drugs like 'Versed' are playing a role in all of these unnecessary surgeries. What's really going on here? It's just not believable that nearly a million women each year sign 'informed consent' (without being drugged first) for such a mutilationg surgery. Why would they do that? It's quite evident that something very wrong is going on... Woman all over the world have the same sex organs; yet America leads the entire world in preforming unnecessary hysterectomies. Why?
It's past time to acknowledge that all of these unnecessary medical procedures and surgeries is simply the fault of ignorant patients somehow. It's also past time for medical 'professionals' to stop victimizing the victims and take a long, hard look within.
On a final note, let me say that in times past when physicians have gone on strike, death rates have gone down. Much has been written about this also. Something to think about... Whatever happened to 'first do no harm'?"