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February 28, 2015

moral crusades | Disrupted Physician

I know, here I am cherry-picking articles of bias, however this is a legitimate question/area of discussion.

How to hold public health practitioners accountable for spreading false information to bias their clients. Yes, clients. I haven’t felt like a patient since I moved here.

I happen to live in one of the “sickest” counties in CA. There are several reasons for that and it doesn’t have anything to do with the clean environment here. Rare is the mention of Spare The Air Days. Plenty of open space. A body of freshwater surrounded by mountains…yet god help you if you need case management.

In the midst of the chronic shortage of adequate access to medical care and staff, the geographical logistics compound the difficulty of getting timely service. I know, this doesn’t pertain directly to the article here, but I felt like venting.
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Unbeknownst to the general public and most members of the medical profession at large, certain groups have gained tremendous sway within medical society. Through moral entrepreneurship they have gained authority and become the primary definers of the governance of the medical profession and the social control of doctors. To benefit their own interests they have fostered and fueled “moral panics” and “moral crusades. ” Exhorting authorities to fight these threats by any means necessary they have successfully made and enforced rules and regulations and introduced new definitions and tools with no meaningful resistance or opposition.

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