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Eikaiwa teacher tortured to death in Japanese hospital

Unread post by senseiman » Fri Jul 14, 2017 11:31 am

It sounds ludicrous but this is not fake news:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/ ... e-hospital


"A New Zealand man has died after allegedly being forcibly tied to a bed in a Japanese psychiatric hospital for 10 days."

and

"The United Nations special rapporteur on torture has called for an absolute ban on the use of restraint in healthcare settings, as excessive or unjustified use could amount to torture as defined by the UN. "

Its an awful story, I feel really bad for him and his family. And more than a little outraged at the hospital that did this.
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Re: Eikaiwa teacher tortured to death in Japanese hospital

Unread post by RalphWiggum » Fri Jul 14, 2017 2:55 pm

While this is pretty horrible, saying he was "tortured to death" is not really accurate.
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Re: Eikaiwa teacher tortured to death in Japanese hospital

Unread post by Shawn » Sat Jul 15, 2017 7:23 am

I wouldn't call this torture in so much as it sounds more like gross incompetence by the hospital. RIP.

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Re: Eikaiwa teacher tortured to death in Japanese hospital

Unread post by allblacks » Sat Jul 15, 2017 7:25 am

Simply not true to say that. Medical malpractice? Yes according to the article. Would be interesting to see the hospitals side of things. He stopped taking his medication? Need more information about that as well. Also, why is his American citizenship being kept in the background? Why cant they just say dual citizen?
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Re: Eikaiwa teacher tortured to death in Japanese hospital

Unread post by senseiman » Tue Jul 18, 2017 11:56 am

Yeah, I was sort of going for the clickbait thread title there (and everyone is commenting, it worked!). I agree it is more incompetence and negligence rather than deliberate, but whatever the cause being tied into a bed for 10 days is like torture for the person undergoing it.

I fear that this is going to become way more commonplace as the population greys and shrinks - too many people in need of care, not enough people to care for them. Its inevitable that taking the easy but disgusting choice to start tying people up because its easier than actually caring for them is going to become more routinized in hospitals and elderly care institutions.
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Re: Eikaiwa teacher tortured to death in Japanese hospital

Unread post by Shawn » Wed Jul 19, 2017 1:44 am

senseiman wrote:
Tue Jul 18, 2017 11:56 am

I fear that this is going to become way more commonplace as the population greys and shrinks - too many people in need of care, not enough people to care for them. Its inevitable that taking the easy but disgusting choice to start tying people up because its easier than actually caring for them is going to become more routinized in hospitals and elderly care institutions.
It's happening now, isnt it? Mummified bodies of grandma and grandpa being found under the floorboards, crazy/stressed out staff knifing elderly patients or tossing them out of windows.

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Re: Eikaiwa teacher tortured to death in Japanese hospital

Unread post by senseiman » Thu Jul 20, 2017 11:17 am

Shawn wrote:
Wed Jul 19, 2017 1:44 am

It's happening now, isnt it? Mummified bodies of grandma and grandpa being found under the floorboards, crazy/stressed out staff knifing elderly patients or tossing them out of windows.
Yeah, its already happening and will get worse. Especially these cases of elderly people being murdered by their own family members who can't handle caring for them which seem to be in the news on a daily basis already. The system is already driving people over the edge like that and Abe's plan is basically "lets put even more responsibility on these people." Its pretty sick.
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