The World Health Organisation has confirmed
that swine flu continues to spread
at a pace of 1000 new infections per day.
Friday, May 22, 2009
I wonder if these perceived threats are helpful?
If an individual misinterprets information, and this will have serious life threatening implications on that individual's health and life, wouldn't an ethical health provider at least make an attempt to ensure that the cause for the misinterpretation was effectively explained?
Is it ethical to repeatedly aggravate, instead of minimizing, the concern?
Is it reasonable to assume that, without an attempt to clear up the cause for the "misinterpretation", there effectively is not any misinterpretation?
The following letters may provide some clarification.
November 9, 2001, letter, Attention: Hospital Chief Executive Office
April 14, 2003, letter Attention: The Honourable Tony Clement
Minister of Health (Ontario)
Epidemic and Pandemic Alert
and Response (EPR)