Monday, 30 March 2015

Rikki Poynter: Experiencing Deaf Culture In Person.

Captioned vlog.

Pharmacies: How do you use them ?

An issue in the UK too. Our government suggests we consult Pharmacies and Chemists regarding health issues that are minor (How do we/they know they are ?), and medication issues.  In the UK it is illegal to diagnose in a chemist, only Dr's can do that.  Our government invites the deaf to break the Hippocratic oath and undermine Doctors.. simply to save money.

However like the US of A, we have occasional loops systems and consultation booths, but, no staff qualified to help a deaf person, whether they sign or lip-read.  Given UK patients have considerable difficulty even seeing a Dr, they are using Accident & Emergency systems at local hospitals instead, where, there are no staff experienced with deaf either.

The end of this article is however inaccurate and misleading... "overall health needs of culturally deaf men and women."  This suggests (A) All Deaf sign, (B) Does not cover those who don't, and use alternatives... and even (C) We as deaf people all belong to a deaf culture...  The gross assumptions and declarations really do need addressing, it's not even deaf awareness, but a selective deafness need of the minority few..

Excerpt from article:

"Passing notes may possibly function OK in study hall, but it definitely doesn’t get the message across at the pharmacy counter.
“I frequently want to ask the pharmacist about the distinctive medicines I’m taking,” mentioned Matthew Starr of Greece, who is deaf. “When you go to a busy pharmacy and people today are lined up, I have to have items be slow because it demands pencil and paper. There’s no great process of communication. They write a couple of words. It’s extremely restricted.”

What if there were an interpreter — either someone there or by means of a video service?

“Oh, man, unquestionably,” he said via a video relay service interpreter. “That would be much much better than trying to write notes back and forth.”  Signing may well replace scribbling just after a regional pharmacy chain settled discrimination allegations earlier this month with New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman. Even even though KPH Healthcare Solutions has little presence right here, the agreement could have key implications for Rochester residents who are deaf or have hearing loss.

The lawyer basic alleged that KPH violated the Americans with Disabilities Act and state human rights law by failing to accommodate individuals who are deaf or have hearing loss. The settlement named only Kinney, and the Attorney General’s Office declined to comment on no matter if other chains were under investigation. By calling the agreement a model, the attorney basic appeared to send his personal message.

“I hope that it has a domino impact on pharmacies across the state,” mentioned Starr, a board member of Partners in Deaf Health, which promotes understanding of the overall health needs of culturally deaf men and women."