Posted by gardenergirl on January 1, 2006, at 7:00:50
In reply to Re: conference mode » gardenergirl, posted by alexandra_k on December 29, 2005, at 17:38:17
> > because members must follow the ethics code in all professional activities.
> ah. and is there a code regarding patient participation in activities such as seminars?
Nothing specific, I'm sure. But it would fall under the general ethical guidelines. Ethical dilemmas are not usually cut and dried, and the guidelines do not often provide the exact answer to a specific situation. But they do represent a set of shared values and standards by which the dilemma can be evaluated.
> so... the posters experience is that 'there is accurate information on the meds board' but the p-docs can assess that one by listening to some of the concrete suggestions that people have made.
> and the person doesn't appreciate the significance of what they are saying...
That's true. I suppose it might lead to some worry on the part of the poster about the accuracy of information here. Or maybe some embarrassment if they felt "they should've known that." But the Babbler presenters are only experts in their own participation and experiences here, really.
I suppose it might be helpful to see an outline of the agenda in order to guesstimate what kinds of questions might be asked. And then the posters can, if they wish, prepare possible answers if that helps decrease anxiety.
> in those kinds of cases... experience says one thing... and the 'concrete' bits... say otherwise. in which case... can you imagine that the tone might get a little sceptical / patronising / etc.
I'm sure it could. And I know how much I hate the patronizing tone my husband can get in his voice. But it's his tone. It's hard to keep that separate, but if someone is going to patronize another person, that's the first person's issue, really.
> no i don't think they would be ripped to shreds either. but if it is discounted... that can be painful enough... especially if one doesn't understand what went wrong...
True. Whoever mentioned the debriefing has a good idea. I'm sure that would be helpful to have feedback and a chance to share experiences and ask for validation or support if needed.
> > And about posts being archived indefinitely and potential harm from that...well...that's really a separate issue from this project, I think.
> yeah it is.
> but it is ethics... once more.
True. BTW, I'm so glad you still have internet access. :)