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cytochrome_p450_3a411 karma

Kinda similar to the bullshit that supplement companies get away with. Can pretty much sell and claim anything as long as they include the tiny FDA disclaimer that the product isn’t intended to treat or cure disease and any claims made haven’t been evaluated by the FDA.

Misuse of supplements can certainly be dangerous to one’s health but no one is going to read or care about the disclaimer.

cytochrome_p450_3a410 karma

I too would like to know the answers to these questions.

There should never be anyone like Nassar or the other 3 doctors listed allowed to practice medicine again and they are a disgrace to the profession. But this article makes it seem like there is an epidemic of sexual assault being committed by doctors against their patients.

I wonder how many of the cases were false accusations of patients misinterpreting medical procedures for sexual misconduct, and I worry that painting this as an epidemic will increase that number.

Please don’t get me wrong, I have zero tolerance for any healthcare professional that actually commits sexual assault/abuse against one of their patients. I just don’t want people to lose trust in the patient-doctor relationship thinking that 1 in 5 doctors is committing sexual abuse.

cytochrome_p450_3a47 karma

Do you have an expanded scope of practice there as compared to Canada? I’ve heard that nurses traveling to Africa for medical missions essentially are allowed to do what doctors do in Canada/USA.

cytochrome_p450_3a43 karma

Yeah I think about this from both sides.

If the patient really was assaulted, how do you prove the doctor is guilty?

Then also what if the patient is misinterpreting a medical procedure as a sexual advance, how do you prove the doctor’s innocence?

cytochrome_p450_3a42 karma

Or maybe it’s there to, oh I don’t know, ensure the people being trained to make life or death decisions are proficient in their practice?

The honor system is fine for a college student turning in a term paper - no one is going to die if they cheated. I feel like it’s reasonable to expect a few more security protocols for evaluating the people who are literally studying how to save someone’s life.

Maybe there was rampant cheating before everything was made electronic and ultra-secure testing environments were put in place - that was before my time. But I can assure you that cheating is not an issue with the medical schools of today.

I’m not going to lie and tell you that every medical student is 100% altruistic with respect to why they chose medicine. I feel bad for those who were pressured by their parents to become doctors - you’re right they never got to really form their own ideas of what they wanted to do as a career. I am the first person in my family to be in healthcare and was lucky enough to make that decision on my own.