Sunday, October 1, 2017
Is Your Clinician Competent in Human Rights?
These competencies apply to your clinician, but they were written for you. They are here so tyou can take them into your healthcare appointments and have a frank chat about what it means to have inalienable personhood.
Just because someone has a degree doesn't entitle them to disregard your human rights. It's bad practice and bad manners. It's also bad for you and others to let it go unchallenged.
Every one of us has a nondelegable obligation under human rights to educate our healthcare providers to the fact that we are people first. International standards, as well as common courtesy, apply everywhere. Professional offices and government institutions are no exception. In fact, by international standards, such places should be leading the effort - not the last to catch on!