Monday, May 28, 2007

Health Care: Is Your Doctor A Sociopath?

The community admires them.

The system of justice seldom pursues them.

Sociopathy and the Health System:
In health and aged care people are all too often vulnerable and unable to act in their own best interests. Because of this the health system has been based on trust. Funding is readily exploited and has also traditionally been based on trust.

Care and profit compete directly for the health care dollar and those who can bring themselves to compromise on care will be mo$t profitable. This problem has been recognised for 2000 years. The system is very vulnerable for sociopaths to exploit.
Understanding The Corporatisation of Health Care:
Health care, a humanitarian service to the community is being turned into a marketable product across the world. The health care professions, once proudly independent and the upholders of strong ethical traditions have become party to this. Many have connived in the mi$use of their patients for profit.
From UConn Health Center:

How do you recognize a sociopath?
Martha Stout, a psychologist and Harvard Medical School clinical instructor and author of the newly released "The Sociopath Next Door: The Ruthless vs. the Rest of Us", urges readers to practice what she calls "the rule of threes."

One lie or broken promise or neglected responsibility may simply be a misunderstanding. Two may involve a serious mistake, but "three lies says you're dealing with a liar, and deceit is the linchpin of conscienceless behavior," Stout writes.
Do not give your money, your work, your secrets or your trust to a three-timer.

A prescription for the rogue doctor: part I--begin with diagnosis.
A prescription for the rogue doctor: part II ready, aim, fire.

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