[LMB] OT: advice

Howard Brazee howard at brazee.net
Wed Oct 2 14:34:43 BST 2019



> On Oct 2, 2019, at 7:09 AM, WalterStuartBushell <proto at panix.com> wrote:
> 
> The pecuniary interest can dictate behavior even with the person not being aware. 

They are subject to the same pressures and advertisements as anybody else.   And like everybody else, make mistakes.   And as with most everything else, solutions aren’t guaranteed


> 
> I have been told with respect to cancer treatments after getting the first advice to ask the doctor what she would do if
> it were a loved one or himself and have been told the answer is frequently different. Doctors can lose their license for 
> telling people to follow advice outside “standard of care” or be sued if the result is bad.

Often this is because they see treatments which aren’t worth the various costs to them.   But they aren’t allowed to choose for us.


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