Pain Patients and Doctors Have Civil Rights Too — Pain News Network – By Richard Dobson, MD – November 2018
Dr. Dobson makes the point that pain patients’ civil rights about being violated because we and our doctors are being criminally punished for crimes committed by others.
In a recent column, I described the diversion of blame for the opioid crisis as an example of “Factitious Disorder Imposed on Another,” [See previous post Diversion of Blame and the Opioid Crisis] a psychiatric condition in which a person imposes an illness on someone who is not really sick.
Recently, the U.S. Department of Justice announced a plea deal in which a former police chief in Florida pleaded guilty to violating the civil rights of innocent people by making false arrests “under color of law.” I think there are some striking parallels between the way these innocent victims were treated…
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