I, too, share your concerns, Deborah. Great post. It's highly disturbing and you're right - they are much more likely to give highly-specific medical advice, applied towards a person's individual circumstances. Which of course, could be very dangerous! These people are easily verifiable, as you said, and shouldn't be welcome in the HP community.
This is a really serious thing what has been happening.
there is an ethical problem all over the internet with article writing and people dispensing health information of which they really should not be writing. I have read a few at HP and they included no disclaimers or references.
with the current contest going on about health, I think we need to be very careful with info that is published! references should be cited and disclaimers included. health issues should always be discussed with your own personal doctor first, or if you don't have one, someone you know is a real doctor or nurse.
Well, this is one of those areas where common sense just sort of comes into play. Don't make an investment, or consider a diagnosis, or do anything for that matter before having done your due dilligence and homework first, or before consulting with known and credible experts.
I don't claim to be a doctor as in fact I am a nurse.. well was one for Dr Benson here on HP. I got the sack for playing trivial pursuit with his patients in the waiting room. I was sure he said to be nice to people ROFL.
Wow that is amazing. You must have many stories to tell. I know AEvans is a nurse in real life as well. I was only a pretend one lol but it is something I always wanted but ended up a hair-dresser instead.
Amazing? Why? Stories, what kind? I prepare patients for surgery then assist in it. I clamp veins, arteries,hand the doctor his instruments,suture, and count clamps, instruments once they are removed. I follow up, give post-operative instructions. Write prescriptions.
Hello Storm, excuse me for one moment I have a patient online........................ Back again that was just Mr Ben Dover from Sussex, suffering from a constipation complaint. I recommended he work it out with a pencil.. How you going Miss Lingerie model of 2010.
To be honest I think spelling at work and spelling in personal time varies a lot. When I am working I spend a lot more care and attention on my wording, when I am just chatting to friends however I make copious spelling mistakes, and my profession is a writer!
Of course claiming to be something you are not is never a good idea, it's hard to prove sometimes though!
There are a bunch of nurses and at least one pharmacist. I can't remember all the nurses (someone should write a hub about them), but some of them AE Evans, K@ri, RNMSN, Tami Lochman, Melody Lagrimas-- there are others... and the pharmacist is Pharmacist.
Not where I live. Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners and any Nurse that holds a Masters degree in Nursing can write scripts. When you go for your Masters in Nursing, Pharmacology is one of the courses you have to take.
law has changed here in quebec. nurses (qualified nurses) are now able to write prescriptions for everyday illnesses (strep, tonsilitis, ear infections, you get my drift) I don't know if we are being used as guinea pigs or what, but it sure takes the wait out of waiting room.
It makes me crazy when I see articles giving advice that are so outdated or just completely wrong. I do not even bother reading most of the medical stuff because the truth is I just do not know enough to know what is right and what isn't. But I do follow some of the diabetic articles because my husband is diabetic. and I have seen more than a few hubs that are dangerously out of date or just plain wrong on the subject.
In this field, one does have to be careful when answering reference questions. There is a protocol to follow. I must say, that I freaked out a couple of times with the kinds of questions I got while working at the reference desk. Some of the questions I referred to a colleague, and in one case, I told the man that he needed to consult a pharmacist.
One time, I was even tempted to give some anecdotal evidence from personal experience, but kept my mouth zipped shut!
I have an acne hub here on HP. My article does have a personal disclaimer, even though acne is surely one of the safest medical subjects we could examine. I believe D. Sexton has made some important points.
I am examining lots of web sites of eye care centers. It's really frustrating, because it seems some of the info is out-of-date. They either used paid content, or spun articles. I wish these sites would work on being fresher.
Is this for real? Seriously? The topic is hilarious Obviously of great importance. Hubbers posing as doctors and making typos? Come on, please.
However the benefit of this thread and positive outcome has thankfully been Blonde's smokin Hot picture. Wish I was a male doctor to work with you Blonde. Warning-I make a lot of typos. Not perfect like some. geez.
I wasn't speaking of typos. But I guess you feel the need to belittle which says a lot. I was speaking of those pretending to be a doctor whose misunderstanding of disease,their causes and treatment shows the person isn't really a doctor. Doctors may make typos but they don't write as though they are stupid.
If the only benefit of this post in your eyes is the body of another hubber then maybe you need glasses. Pretending to be a doctor is a felony. Not to put a damper on all the off topic remarks.
She did tell me she prefers big ones. Oh god I am going to have to stop all this I seriously think I have peed my pants. Oh boy oh boy this has just been so hilarious. Oh I can imagine the gossip now here on HP I expect there will be a thread entitled Lyrics and BP Exposed Haha.
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