Is it the mistake of our doctors that the medical system of our nation and the globe is at present a deadly travesty?
The fool’s paradise in which the doctors currently live, whereby they are forced to perform, supply unnecessary operations, vaccinations and prescribe drugs to prolong the profitable illness and uphold their ‘noble’ profession, is now deeply distrusted and corrupted.
Let me explain why!
Nobody supposes that doctors are less honourable than judges; but a judge whose income and reputation depended on whether the verdict is for the prosecutor or prosecuted, would be outrageously distrusted. But to present me a doctor as my judge and then manipulate his decision with incentives of largesums of money and a virtual guarantee that if he makes a mistake it can never be proved against him is to go wildly beyond the established custom with which most people will tolerate.
But this is happening right now.
Today doctors never hesitate to declare divine omniscience about vaccines, to clamour for laws to punish any scepticism on the part of the ordinary person.For example, a modern doctor thinks nothing of signing the death certificate of one of their patients who died of a vaccine consequence, and then can go into a court of law and swear under oath, that another patient who dead of the disease that the vaccine is supposed to protect against, that if they had had the vaccine they would not have died. Yet no barrister, apparently, dreams of asking for death statistics and safety data of the vaccine itself and of the vaccinated and unvaccinated people, on which alone any valid judgment could be founded.
The barrister is as gullible as the doctor is obsessed.
The unvaccinated will always be found guilty whilst nothing whatsoever has been proved except that someone died due to an illness without the interference of a doctor as effectively as any of the hundreds of people who die or are injured every day of vaccine consequences in the doctor’s care.
Barristers have been taught to regard any doubts of the omniscience and omnipotence of doctors as blasphemy.
Even the fact that doctors die themselves of the very complications vaccines cause passes unnoticed. Their reputation stands like an ancient King’s palace on a foundation of dead bodies and the result is that the verdict goes against the defendant when the defendant is a doctor accused of malpractice.
The only evidence that can decide a case of malpractice is expert evidence; that is the evidence of other doctors; and every doctor will allow a colleague to exterminate a whole country sooner than violate the medical profession by giving them away.
I do not blame them but the consequence of this is to make the medical profession conspire to hide its own shortcomings.
I have heard doctors deny that there is such a things as pre-menstrual tension, have heard them deny the existence of certain anxieties, I have even heard them deny that nutrition, fresh water, fresh air and sunshine as a health giver. But the one objection I have never heard from a doctor is their unequivocal defence ofvaccines.
But here’s the funny thing.
The doctor acquires the vaccines from the government who are being lobbiedby the pharmaceutical company for a hefty sum of money for their supply. The results of the vaccines can on occasion be so bad that you get the disease you’re supposed to be protected against. And doctors to save the reputation of the vaccine have been motivated to blame their patient or their patients parents of having contracted this disease independently of the vaccine, an explanationwhich naturally does not make the family any more submissive and leads to public blame in which the doctors, forget everything but the immediate quarrel, naively defend themselves by acknowledging and even claiming as a point in their favour, that it is often impossible to distinguish the disease produced by the vaccine and the disease they have accused the patient of contracting.
Naturally, the ‘poor’ doctor defends vaccinations frantically, as it means to them the extra bread on the table for their family.
So the medical profession now find themselves threatened with the extinction of a considerable part of their income. A part, too, that is easily and regularly earned, since it is independent of disease, and brings every person born into the nation, healthy or not, to the doctors for their shots. To boot, there is the customary bonus of an epidemic, with its panic and rush for re-vaccination. There’s no wonder the anger the doctors feel when they hear that the anti vaccination movement is on the raise.
Are the anti vaccinators doing a cruel, harmful, inconsiderate thing in a mental state of recklessness?
This is very puzzling to the average observer who knows nothing of the economic and scientific sides of the equation and therefore their ignorance sides with the medical propaganda. Public support is founded almost completely on the faith of the drug dealing doctors that help preach the ‘word’of great benefits and none of their side effects. The Achilles heel of vaccination, however, is not to be found in the pain it causes, but in the line of argument by which it is becomes obligatory.
The medical system even considering obligatory vaccinations is simply criminal anarchism at its very worst.
So the public influenced by the medical profession under the guidance of the pharmaceutical sector took up the vaccination craze with irresistible faith. The public’s ignorance of the laws of evidence and of research data can hardly be exaggerated. For example if a disease which normally attacks fifteen percent of the population actually increases the effect to twenty percent after the vaccine, the medical journal can publish this figure of twenty percent and convince the doctors and public that the preventative vaccine has reduced the percentage by eighty percent instead of increasing by five percent, because the pubic left to itself, the media and the old man down the street whom are always ready to remember on every subject that things used to be much worse that they are now, will assume that the former percentage was around one hundred percent.
This in vogue fashion with vaccines is the assumption by the public that every person infected with measles will succumb to its ‘deadly’ infection and die.
In the case of preventative vaccinations enforced by law, this delusion is growing sickeningly, because only the homeless or poor can evade it. Now these people have little power of resisting any disease. Their death rate and their case mortality rate are always high relatively to that of the working class. Nothing is easier, therefore, than to prove that compliance with any pubic law produces the most flattering results. It would be equally easy even if the regulation actually raised the death-rate, provided it did not raise it sufficiently to make the average householder, who cannot evade regulations, die as early as the average homeless or poor person and with the bonus of providing them with a lifetime of drugs.
What can be done?
In short doctors are trades people and are governed not by science but by supply and demand. However scientific a treatment may be, it cannot hold its place in the market if there is not demand for it. Nor for that matter can the grossest quackery be kept off the shelf if there is demand for it. We need a role reversal where by vaccines and other procedures and drugs are honestly prescribed for what patients really need rather than what the doctor can make from them. The doctor’s position will depend, not on the number of people who are chronically ill, and whom they can keep ill, but on the number of people who are well. They should be judged independently by the vital statistics of their locality. When the sickness rate goes up their credit goes down. And their salary depends on these issues of the health of their constituency under their charge. They will have a safe, dignified, responsible, independent position based wholly on the public health.
The only way this can happen is if the medical profession becomes a body of professionals paid by the government to keep the country in good health. Until this happens the medical system in our nations will continue becoming a mounting deadly travesty.
Ian Claxton 2019-05-10
I wrote this article in 2008 and still very relevant today! Will things ever change or will we have to wait for a total catastrophe.
Healthcare or ‘Sick-care’ system? It’s time for a new movement – Integrative Medicine
The health care system in Ireland has become a "sick care" system, addressing the disease and not the patient. Walking into most healthcare facilities in Ireland is, for the most part, not a pleasurable experience; this system is obviously and painfully in need of repair. Providing health is not a goal of our current system; managing disease is the name of the game.
It seems clear that if we continue down the path of healthcare delivery we currently practice through the HSE, even if it is practiced a bit more efficiently, we will have failed. The public services have already bankrupted the country and a revolution needs to happen in the department of health to abate our declining nation’s healthcare system. We cannot continue to do what we have been doing for most of the last century and expect a different result now, and furthermore what we are doing now is not sustainable. Healthcare technologies are more expensive, more people want access to them, and reimbursement mechanisms neither provide national coverage nor reward improved care or future planning. To say it bluntly - Our current system is run by private insurers, the pharmaceutical industry and hospitals trying to maximise profits.
We need a comprehensive system that looks for the most efficient and rational use of our resources, moving beyond disease management and beginning to focus on optimal health, wellness and prevention.
Public sector staff working on the font line are in my experience trying their best often with back end management unable to meet their needs - not because there are too few but because there are too many! Nobody in back management is taking responsibility and I don’t believe they are aware of their incapability and how bad they are at their jobs.
In all, the historical role of the doctor/consultant as comprehensive caregiver has markedly diminished. With the deterioration of doctor – patient relationships, the high reliance on expensive and invasive technology and the widespread perception that doctors today are more focused on disease than on healing and wellness has opened tremendous opportunities for providers of alternative therapies.
Nearly forty percent of Irish are now using some form of alternative medicine. Health care providers are confused and frustrated by these statistics. They are also frustrated by the pressures of the conventional healthcare service and its results. Sadly, conventional medicine, in its attempt to cut costs by limiting nurses, doctors and consultants’ time with patients has, in fact, sabotaged the effectiveness of doctor – patient interaction. Rather than utilising their diagnostic skills, doctors save time by relying on costly, impersonal technologies and pharmaceuticals that may be less revealing than holistic case histories and physical examinations. Alternative medicine takes these issues into account and hence the movement of Irish people realising the benefits of these therapies such as acupuncture, herbalism, psychotherapy, yoga and physical exercise.
I believe that the healthcare system must be reformed to restore the primary function of caring and the practitioner – patient relationship, to promote health and healing as well as treatment of disease, and to take account of the deficiency of science and technology alone to shape the ideal practice of medicine.
The new design must also incorporate compassion, promote the active engagement of patients in their care, and be open to what are now termed ‘complementary’ and ‘alternative’ approaches to improve health and well being.
What we currently have is a reimbursement-driven disease management system that provides care that has little focus on outcomes and in many cases has little scientific evidence of effectiveness. No wonder we spend at least twice as much as most other developed nations on healthcare yet rank near the bottom on every benchmark of health.
So what steps can we take now?
First, we must set out clear guidelines to understand the purpose of the healthcare system we are trying to create and how conventional and alternative medicine can fit into an integrative redesigned healthcare system. The health services must be measured correctly and increase the health of the population that receives the services.
Second, and most importantly the needs of the patient must come first, and the patient must be in control of their healthcare based on their needs and values.
Integrative medicine will be a critical component of any healthcare system that offers hope for true reform. The services will need to be delivered by a healthcare team that includes a variety of licensed healthcare practitioners to maximise health, wellness, and healing. Integrative medicine is not a radical movement but it can produce major change.
Its point is to position medicine so it continues to build upon its fundamental platform of science but to reposition itself to create a health system which more broadly focuses on the well being of our patients as well as its practitioners. The integrative medical approach emphasising a variety of therapies will also show substantial improvement to clinical outcomes and cost analysis compared with conventional medicine alone.
To integrate this approach we must:
1) Refocus on the patient as a whole and the incomparability of meaningful practitioner-patient relationships. More and more of the benefits of our health system will require changes in patient behaviour, i.e. modifying lifestyle, diet and emotional issues as well as taking therapeutics correctly. Such changes will require far more meaningful practitioner-patient relationships.
2) Involve the patient as an active partner in his/her care, with an emphasis on patient education concerning how they can best improve their health.
3) Be open to understanding the benefits and limitations of conventional medicine and the realisation that science alone will not effectively deal with all the complex needs of our patients. Many patients, particularly, those with chronic or life threatening conditions want access to complementary and alternative approaches. Our current health system must rationally address these needs.
4) Advocate for sound clinical research to test the efficacy of complementary and alternative therapies and strategies.
Fundamentally, Integrative Medicine is meant to provide the best possible medicine/healthcare, for both doctor and patient, and the success of the movement will be signalled by dropping the adjective!
I simply want to live a healthy and fulfilled life.