Torture in Health Care! Torture by Neglect? Short film #7.

“Hearing the word torture, makes the hair on the back of my neck stand up!”

Torture is such a strong word.  It has been used much more in the High Income Countries of late with the discussions of torture of people accused of terrorism by the US and it allies.  But is the torture in health care.

The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines torture as

1 a : anguish of body or mind : agony b : something that causes agony or pain

2: the infliction of intense pain (as from burning, crushing, or wounding) to punish, coerce, or afford sadistic pleasure
3 distortion or overrefinement of a meaning or an argument.
So it would appear to me that the lack of pain relief meets that first definition even if lacking the desire “to punish, coerce or afford pleasure” as per the second.
And if the use of the word “torture” in relation to the millions without access to pain medicines throughout the world, causes the hairs on the back of your neck to stand up, I am more than comfortable to support Dr Foley’s campaign to end “Torture in Health Care!”
Join that campaign!
Make opioids available to those in need throughout the world!
Previous posts about LifebeforeDeath Films.

Other links.

Treat the Pain:

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About Pain policy & palliative care

Improving global pain relief by achieving balanced access to opioids worldwide

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