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The V.A. can start with being honest with patients

Why move this post as off topic. Please explain before removing again. 1. Do not fail to diagnose medical conditions so the V.A. does not have to treat. Tell us the truth, refuse to treat if you like, and we can look for alternative, or struggle to change things, but to fail tell V.A. health care staff not to diagnose or treat certain conditions is a violation of human and civil rights of the patient. 2. Informed consent ...more »

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Stop doing research on veterans without informed consent

Active duty and retired military have served as your lab rats and breathing cadavers without informed consent long enough.

 

Inform veterans exposed to research, and give them compensation within 60 days of evaluation for effects of research on veteran.

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Patients would like to be involved

I would like to be involved in issues/projects such as: 1. Informed consent policy reform. The recent policy against gurney consents is a step in the right direction, but remains insufficient to ensure informed consent. 2. Safe, secure, and comfortable medical and mental health Care for female veterans. 3. establishing a patient driven research program. There does not seem to be any mechanisms to allow patients ...more »

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Dialogue

Dialogue requires one respond to the Other. Government has not been very responsive to the people, our needs or voices. Also, the double speak must go. We are told that the V.A. is being brought into the 21st century, yet 1. care is not holistic 2. the time allotted patients for appointments is being restricted. Even psych appointments to 30 min. Try evaluating a patient, and work out a change in psych meds including ...more »

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