I have answered several questions on this site. I have given no medical advice except to "see a doctor now" if I thought it necessary. Yet here are a few comments from a comment thread I had today(on a cartoon character!) (on Biology, but the commenter specifically mentioned cogsci):
-Thou shalt not advertise thy work in medicine lest someone judge thine post as advice – caseyr547 10 hours ago
---- @caseyr547 - There are many people who can be exposed to patients, including doctors, nurses, nurses' aides, etc. I deny any label given me. – anongoodnurse 23 mins ago
- actually you would be liable because you label yourself nurse and so could be sued for practicing. – caseyr547 14 mins ago
---- @caseyr547 - I haven't labeled myself a nurse! I said a lot of different people can "see" patients in the ER. And I have prescribed nothing. Cut me a break. Anon, good nurse! is a line from Romeo and Juliette. and who would follow the advice of a non-good nurse? – anongoodnurse 10 mins ago
- @anongoodnurse you're splitting hairs one which will cost you your license or job and if you give bad advice here or on cogsci (especially about those particularly ill) i will see to it that it will. – caseyr547 8 mins ago
---- @caseyr547 - Bullshit. Are you a jealous person? Do you actually think you can come after me and destroy me for advice I give on the internet when I so carefully: 1) give good advice and 2) Qualify it and refer to experts? Who are you, anyway, to be so petty? – anongoodnurse 4 mins ago
- @anongoodnurse jealous no. zealous yes. i dont care what you think your doing its malpractice. – caseyr547 2 mins ago
What's the problem here? Is there something I don't know about the answers I'm giving on this site? If there is, I'd appreciate hearing from a mod.
I don't want to be attacked or threatened in comments after I do my best to supply decent answers.
Is this a one off, or is this a site wide sentiment? In no case have I prescribed a course of action that wasn't pro seeing a therapist or doctor when warranted.