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Shocking National Data Pale by Comparison to Prison Diabetes Data

National Statistics on Diabetes The national statistics on diabetes are shocking: According to the National Center for Health Statistics, among adults 20 years and over the percent with diabetes (physician-diagnosed or undiagnosed) stood at 12.6% (2011-2014) of the population. This breaks down to 9.6% with physician-diagnosed diabetes and 3% undiagnosed. Diabetes is currently the number…

Untreated and Negligently Treated Diabetes in New Mexico Prisons

Something we should all be concerned about Most folks don’t give prison healthcare much thought. They should. The costs of poor prison healthcare as remote as it sounds, affects all of us and our communities. Prisoners have all the same health issues as the rest of us. However, the health issues that prisoners have quickly…

Investigation and Reporting of New Mexico Prison Suicides

Reporting of Inmate Deaths to Family The New Mexico Corrections Department (NMCD) provides policies regarding what is to happen when an inmate dies, is injured or becomes seriously ill while in custody. Those policies may be referenced on the NMCD web-site under the health services policy section, CD-172100 Notification of Serious Illness, Injury or Death…

New Mexico Prison Osteomyelitis Epidemic Spells Medical Negligence

Many people look at a topic such the medical care of prison inmates with measured indifference or outright disdain. The underlying subtext reads, “they deserve what they get”. This broad social indifference to the health of inmates offers a bad guide for policy with dire repercussions in a broader social context. An article in the…

New Mexico Prison Guards and Inmates Locked Away and Forgotten

Most of the discussion surrounding our broken prison system revolves around the abuse of the rights of inmates. Collins & Collins, P.C. has commented on these matters numerous times. More often than not, what is lost in the discussion is the systemic neglect, abuse and harm suffered by guards as a result of that same…

FMCSA Interventions for Unsafe Trucking and Bus Carriers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is charged with the regulation of motor carriers (trucks and buses) safety. To meet its safety objectives, the FMCSA created its “Safety Measurement System” (SMS). The SMS is in turn implemented through the “Compliance, Safety, Accountability” (CSA) system. The CSA system uses roadside inspections and crash data to…

Trucking COMPLIANCE, SAFETY and ACCOUNTABILITY (CSA)

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), Safety Measurement System (SMS) states: “There are 5 million truck and bus drivers sharing the road with more than 250 million motorists. With stakes so high, it’s essential that everyone Get Road Smart. We can’t do it without you.” The “you” the FMCSA is referring to is trucking…

Transference Phenomena and Sexual Relations with a Therapist

Transference phenomena is a common phenomenon that occurs between patients and doctors. It is particularly prone to occur in cases involving patients and therapists. The laws are very clear that in cases involving transference phenomena that jeopardizes the well-being of the patient, the patient should be referred immediately to another provider. This is absolutely critical…

Transference Phenomena in the Doctor-Patient Relationship

Transference Common in Doctor Patient Relationship Transference phenomena is a common phenomenon that occurs between patients and doctors. In a nutshell, the patient projects emotions and feelings associated with past relationships upon the doctor. Doctors also carry the weight of their past relationships and experiences. This leads to counter-transference where the doctor may unconsciously suffer…

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