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Drug (ab)use in Medicine?

Dave Adler EMT-P trauma-list@trauma.org
Sun, 16 Jun 2002 01:36:56 -0400

Insecure? Hardly.   Whimpering? "They don't respect me?" Those words
never passed my lips. Perhaps you took the comment too personally.

I'd remind you that when this thread was started, the point was on how
we as trauma practitioners felt about drug use, specifically marijuana
use.  It was not to discuss the drug testing policies of the Phila.
Housing Police, Burholme EMS or the Phila. Fire Dept.

When it comes down to it, a large part of my objection to drug use by
those in the medical field is based on their (in my view) inability to
make sound decisions.  Does the fact that using the stuff is illegal
play a part in this?  Of course.  I see nothing wrong with expressing
this opinion.

By the way, what's your opinion?  Unless I've missed it, you haven't
posted one.

Dave Adler, EMT-P
Editor, Prehospital Perspective Magazine

> -----Original Message-----
> From: trauma-list-admin@trauma.org
> On Behalf Of DocRickFry@aol.com
> Sent: Saturday, June 15, 2002 8:43 AM
> To: trauma-list@trauma.org
> Subject: Re: Drug (ab)use in Medicine?
> In a message dated 6/15/2002 7:26:48 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
> daveadler_emtp@msn.com writes:
> <<  have an even stronger aversion to being treated by someone,
>  credentials and background notwithstanding, who was high as a kite
>  night before on God knows what. >>
> OHHHH--now it really becomes clear!  The old chip on the shoulder
> its
> ugly head!
> Are you really so insecure that mere disagreement with a point of view
> must
> be viewed in so threatening a mammer?!  Come on, get off it!  Learn to
> discuss issues like an adult, and stop whimpering "they don't respect
> when someone points out a flaw in your reasoning and esouses nothing
> than disagreement!  Not one post on this issue in any way was
> disrespectful
> or demeaning--you should be ashamed to  resort to such adolescent
> when you can't come up with support for your stance--come on!  Grown
> adults
> really can disagree without it being seen as a personal attack on
> manhood--believe it or not!  Please stop being so hostile to people
you do
> not even know simply because they have the effrontery to --disagree.
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