Saturday, August 05, 2006

They don't teach verbal filtering in Evil Med School?

Courtesy the Kansas City Star.


Concord, N.H.
The state Board of Medicine has voted to dismiss its disciplinary case against a doctor.
The doctor, Terry Bennett, was accused of telling a patient she was so obese that she might only be attractive to black men and advising another to shoot herself after brain surgery. ... [This decision] lets stand a judge's decision that Bennett was within his rights to say things that might be offensive.

Wow. I know some doctors don't have a good bedside manner, but... wow. I support the judge's decision, though. He does have the right to say whatever he wants. And his patients have a right to picket his office and switch to another doctor.

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