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Originally posted by StarTraveller
Just watched the video above and to be honest a couple of things stick out at me. For one the officer came and asked politely for the lady to move back but she persisted and started arguing with him. Then she started getting louder and went on about her rights. Now I am not taking sides here but I think she was a little cheeky approaching the Ambulance unit with video cam in hand, I am a paramedic and would not be too pleased to have someone around the doors of my unit trying to video what’s going on. I am not 100% up on emergency policy in the states but it is my understanding that a fire unit attends medical emergencies too so the whole thing maybe someone that’s just plain not well. Patient confidentiality is important and I think in this instance that’s what was important here. I am not saying that the Police had the right to move the lady along but surely the fact that someone is receiving medical assistance and is clearly in distress means she should move along and not create a scene.
This is just my view on what I have seen and how I interpreted the video. Her problems began when she approached the Ambulance unit and not before. She doesn’t need to know what’s going on (back to patient confidentiality again) but she persisted in saying she should know the truth and to be honest in this instance it’s none of her business.
Please do not think I am trying to discredit the video or the OP but as above, this is how I see the video speaking from an HCP perspective.
Originally posted by Interfacer
WE wouldnt be goin up to ambulances with cameras if BP was just honest and completely competent with saving US!!!!!!!!! A foreign company is on AMERICAN soil telling americans what they are allowed to do in our own country. THAT is why we are filming ambulances. Surely you have to know theres more to this then just some woman filming an ambulance. This is about our rights!!!!!!!!!!!! If you dont exercise your rights your WILL lose them!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Originally posted by TheJuice902
maybe you should check the spelling again before you decide to do that.
Originally posted by truthy-bird
Originally posted by Interfacer
"If you dont exercise your rights your WILL lose them!"
Adding this one to my signature.
Silly foreigners, the entire world doesn't equal the amount of monetary donations of our one silly country.
Originally posted by Zamini
Hah, this is proof the Americans are just talk. Keep drinking and smashing eachothers brains in over football matches but when your fellow countrymen are dying at the hands of corporate interests just sit and go: "I can't believe it, oh my gosh!".
Patriotic Americans dwell in Hollywood scripts only it appears.
What a twisted and deceiving nation, not only the government but the people as well, all talk. What a shame. Your freedoms are passing away. What a shame.
Originally posted by nikiano
reply to post by EvilAxis
Now, BP might be saying "We won't PAY for your care unless you go see our doctors." And that might be true. Most employee comp plans have a specific place you can go to to get "employees compensation:. But if my life is in danger, I"ll get treated first at the ER...THEN I'll worry about who is going to pay, once I get stabilized. ( I worked for hospitals for 17 years... no hospital is going to turn away a terribly ill person in that situation, no matter what BP says.)
shame on you people for being so adament about YOUR rights that you would infringe upon the rights of others...a little hypocritical don't ya' think??