I've worked with the mentally ill for years. Nation wide they almost never randomly/intentionally shoot or stab medical profesionals (to state that happens/could happen is exceptionally bigoted and narrow mindedly ignorant). Injuries and deaths: probably under a dozen a year. Known suicidal people are never left alone and are never put in rooms with potental weaons. Clumbsy people slip and fall and sue so much there are already laywers who specialize in the practice but that isn't medical treatment related. The injuries caused by falling patients are not broken toes but deep soft tissue damage of the back, compressed disks, torn ligaments, ripped tendons. And there are hundreds of thousands of related injuries caused specifically from heavy people falling on hospital workers and from lifting heavy people even when they are lifted correctly.View Thread
Just currious. I've noticed a large difference between the comments from medical profesionals and non-medical professionals. How frustrating is it to you that so many people have such strong emotions about this while knowing almost nothing of the details and mechanics and risks involved in treating obese people?View Thread
CAMMSNP provided math to show the bare minimum cost of keeping a staff to move 200 pound people (of which I am one btw) and pointed out the injuries caused when 200 pounds of mass in the form an incapacitated patient falls on another person. I don't see how you get burn out or lack of profesionalism from math and physics. Please explain.View Thread
"Clinics and Dr's offices should be equipped with at least one personel that could manage a large person." So a doctor refusing to treat people based on weight is wrong, but they should be limited to hire staff based on how strong they are (which would remove most overweight profesionals from consideration)? Isn't refusing a job to a medical profesional who is physically disabled or aged past his or her prime as bad as to refuse treatment to "certain races, creeds, religions?"
To those who have never tried to physically lift a person your own size who is unable or unwilling to help, please understand it is difficult and dangerous for everyone involved. When that person is 50% or more larger than yourself there is the potinal for life altering injuries and death for everyone involved. Find a friend your own size willing to experiment and give it a try. Try to lift him/her from a bed to the floor and vice versa. I dare you.View Thread