Archive for July, 2008

Grassley lights a fire and questions ethics of the APA…

Wednesday, July 16th, 2008

Sen. Grassley requests info on contributions toward the American Psychiatric Association. In my mind, where there’s smoke, there’s fire. Using money whether it’s incentives, gifts, contributions, scholarships…to influence medical decisions for treatment is unethical. We have rampant drugging of children with psychotropics and no science behind the mental illness diagnosis used to drug them. I believe the profession calling itself a “medical profession” is going to brought to task…and not soon enough! Read this article.

Woman dies at psych emergency room…

Friday, July 4th, 2008

Very disturbing story. I watch in horror as minutes tick by and no one observes the waiting room or checks on patients who are seeking help. I imagine it’s close to shift change and the night crew is counting the moments before clock out time. I’ve worked emergency rooms. This is deplorable. If mental illness is really going to be legitimate as a medical condition, why aren’t there nurses in the triage area? Why aren’t these patients being tested for medical conditions? You have to read the story and watch the video to feel the whole impact of this. Legal Nurse Consultants should be all over this. Shameful lack of any nursing standards. Read this story and watch the video.