Tag: Health Care
Lack of Accessibility for Deaf-Blind Patients
NAD: VRI Concerns
National Association of the Deaf releases for anyone to carry with them all times with VRI card for medical settings (doctor, dentist, hospital, etc) that questions the liability and credibility with VRI companies.
Are Interpreters Also Part of Everyday Disempowerment?
Intellectual Property in Hospitals: Driving Force for Cochlear Implants
Nancy Rourke’s Fix
Happy one year anniversary! That is the day I suffered heart attack at age of 38, before entering into hospital walls to prepare for an emergency room, I can remember very clearly that I was treated well with two paramedics in the ambulance making sure I am OK, they were professional and I appreciated their service very much. The professionalism I endured into the emergency room was capricious and harsh where the doctor asked me if I would like to receive a cochlear implant, of course, I was disconcerted more than anything. Not only that, but I had two witnesses that day next to me as well. It actually happened.
That doctor need to learn her actions that had consequences because she was lenient. The hospital allowed her to escape punishment, there is an idea that the hospital rules for the doctors to have the right to preach genocidal dictators against Deaf people, it is very real concern that has generated a lot of public oppression. It appears that doctor literally got away with Audism, calling attention to the relationship between wealth, privilege and justice. Encouraging cochlear implants in hospitals, the spread of these “disorders” with very limited scientific way to prove, has been very alarming. Driving all of it, of course is the cochlear implant makers and the increasing use of “hearing” as a form of social control. Cochlear implants does not tell doctors everything.
How might the scales of justice tip towards Deaf people with more resources in hospitals? As much as it is invisible in hospitals, it needs to stop their open secrets. Hospitals needs to be more sympathetic to Deaf patients, not the doctors. The Deaf people are the pillars of the community, and the rules of hospital justices are occasionally applied differently from medical arrogance, dividing up Deaf community. Not only that but the doctors would get a lot of money or commission if they succeed their job. I mean, they do not get like five dollars for their commission, no….I mean, a lot of money. Two figures or maybe more. Who knows?
I just realized that the doctors are “power-tripping” their own social behaviors that violates cultural norms towards Deaf people. The cochlear implant makers are teaching the doctors to welcome rising diagnosis rates as evidence that being Deaf is a disorder that needs to be recognized, even though there are many weak evidence about the success of cochlear implants, they must learn that cochlear implant must be shared with or sold to other doctors with the information which can be a diversion long tolerated in hospital settings and gaining ignorance in high-achieving medical practices are particularly dangerous, the doctors are becoming more dangerous because of their medical privileges being abused.
The real truth is that the sounds through cochlear implants are very much part of man-made known as synthetical.
Deaf patients who comes in emergency rooms will likely to be treated with all kinds of flavors and fun packs, brainwashing them to make sure they are designed to push themselves as lab rats to get cochlear implants to be part of standardized test maze the cochlear implant companies and the hospitals agree to create in the medical system.
The doctors in white lab coats are identified as symbols of oppression around Deaf patients, in fact, when it comes to Deaf patients, the discussion often forward as they are seen as uniquely non-oppressive people that they needs to be hear again with their ears. Ironic, right? The factuality of Cochlear Implant is more complex and challenging today and tomorrow.
Let’s get all together and play a board game, Monopoly….shall we?
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