Monday, January 8, 2024

bias of the medical model

I use the term "medical model"
As a short hand for doctors are limited
Because they focus on broad strokes
They only believe the statistical norm
Focusing on tests and clear patterns 
A set of specific diagnosis criteria
So if symptoms are varied and vauge
They are likely to say nothing is wrong
Or to suggest "it's in your head"
They're not searching for an oulier
We're not the exception to the rule
Patients are stupid and uninformed
Doctors the authoritative expert
And we should trust their declaration
Believe them over our own body.