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    Default Psychiatrists will not take part in abortion panel- what now for the Govt ?

    Psychiatrists have said they will not act as Ireland's social police :

    Psychiatrists will not take part in abortion panel - RTÉ News
    He said psychiatrists would not act as judges, tasked with assessing whether a woman was feeling suicidal.

    He said asking psychiatrists to test the truth of women's stories was extremely abusive.
    here is the video link

    Is this a reasonable stance by psychiatrists ? Does it effectivley scupper the government's proposals ?

    Also FG now deeply divided over the issue Fine Gael TDs at "war" over abortion - Independent.ie

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    they act as judges when the section people

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyberianpan View Post
    Psychiatrists have said they will not act as Ireland's social police :

    Psychiatrists will not take part in abortion panel - RTÉ News


    Is this a reasonable stance by psychiatrists ? Does it effectivley scupper the government's proposals ?

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    I think that it's an entirely reasonable stance and has been communicated powerfully.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill View Post
    they act as judges when the section people
    That is part of their role. Do you not use judgement in your career?

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    This is all pointless. If the government had any sense they would introduce abortion on demand for any woman within the first four weeks of pregnancy. We wouldn't then have the situation of having panels of doctors making life changing decisions for vulnerable women. Madness.

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    Fair go to them and I don't see how they could have taken part in such a star-chamber like nonsense.

    It would be unethical and against their code of practice as I pointed out on the Halappanavar thread a few days ago.

    Not a subject where much humour is available but you have to quietly laugh at the gothic mentality this policy proposal revealed at Government level.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cyberianpan View Post
    Psychiatrists have said they will not act as Ireland's social police :

    Psychiatrists will not take part in abortion panel - RTÉ News


    Is this a reasonable stance by psychiatrists ? Does it effectivley scupper the government's proposals ?

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    I bet Patricia Casey would be up for the job - and maybe Prof Eamonn O'Dwyer would join her?

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    sure do, but I'm not required to sit on a mental heath commission which reviews cases where people have been detained involuntarily , two psychiatrists are

    EDIT : that was in reply to Des Q

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyberianpan View Post
    Psychiatrists have said they will not act as Ireland's social police :

    Psychiatrists will not take part in abortion panel - RTÉ News


    Is this a reasonable stance by psychiatrists ? Does it effectivley scupper the government's proposals ?

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    Yes.

    Many of them will be happy with that and, it was likely the intention.....

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    This is going to have detrimental effects on FG / Labour relations....

    Could this be their jumping point ?

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