Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Why might people lose faith in the psychiatric profession?

I don't know, maybe because you're a fucking disgrace, like Kenneth M. Glatt?
So many names are funneled to county health authorities through the system—about 500 per week statewide —that they have become, in effect, clerical workers, rubber-stamping the decisions, they said. From when the reporting requirement took effect on March 16, 2013 until Oct. 3, 41,427 reports have been made on people who have been flagged as potentially dangerous. Among these, 40,678—all but a few hundred cases—were passed to Albany by county officials, according to the data obtained by The Times....

Kenneth M. Glatt, commissioner of mental hygiene for Dutchess County, said that at first, he had carefully scrutinized every name sent to him through the Safe Act. But then he realized that he was just "a middleman," and that it was unlikely he would ever meet or examine any of the patients. So he began simply checking off the online boxes, sometimes without even reviewing the narrative about a patient.
Yeah, why would he waste his valuable time DOING HIS FUCKING JOB, when it's so much easier to just screw people over by not giving a damn?
"Every so often I read one just to be sure," Dr. Glatt, a psychologist, said. "I am not going to second guess. I don't see the patient. I don't know the patient." He said it would be more efficient—and more honest—for therapists to report names directly to the Division of Criminal Justice Services, which checks them against gun permit applications.
Yeah, you can't be bothered to DETERMINE FACTS, can you?  That would not only mean doing actual work, it would mean possibly disagreeing with another of your profession, and we can't have that, now can we?  After all, what's screwing  some citizen out of one of his basic rights compared to that?

Congratulations, Governor Howler, you've managed to both give people reason NOT to seek help if they think they need it, and revealed large parts of the medical profession as being lower than pond scum.  Well Done!

1 comment:

Jerry The Geek said...

It shakes my faith, sometimes, to think that Man is created in God's image. Is it possible that the Almighty is actually a Cretin? The evidence of His handiwork would suggest as much.