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10. The Stanford Prison Experiment

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The Stanford Prison Experiment
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In 1971, Philip Zimbardo of Stanford University conducted his famous prison experiment, which aimed to examine group behavior and the importance of roles. Zimbardo and his team picked a group of 24 male college students who were considered “healthy,” both physically and psychologically. The men had signed up to participate in a “psychological study of prison life,” which would pay them $15 per day. Half were randomly assigned to be prisoners and the other half were assigned to be prison guards. The experiment played out in the basement of the Stanford psychology department where Zimbardo’s team had created a makeshift prison. The experimenters went to great lengths to create a realistic experience for the prisoners, including fake arrests at the participants’ homes.

The prisoners were given a fairly standard introduction to prison life, which included being deloused and assigned an embarrassing uniform. The guards were given vague instructions that they should never be violent with the prisoners, but needed to stay in control. The first day passed without incident, but the prisoners rebelled on the second day by barricading themselves in their cells and ignoring the guards. This behavior shocked the guards and presumably led to the psychological abuse that followed. The guards started separating “good” and “bad” prisoners, and doled out punishments including push ups, solitary confinement, and public humiliation to rebellious prisoners.

Zimbardo explained, “In only a few days, our guards became sadistic and our prisoners became depressed and showed signs of extreme stress.” Two prisoners dropped out of the experiment; one eventually became a psychologist and a consultant for prisons. The experiment was originally supposed to last for two weeks, but it ended early when Zimbardo’s future wife, psychologist Christina Maslach, visited the experiment on the fifth day and told him, “I think it’s terrible what you’re doing to those boys.”

Despite the unethical experiment, Zimbardo is still a working psychologist today. He was even honored by the American Psychological Association with a Gold Medal Award for Life Achievement in the Science of Psychology in 2012.

Does this occur in prisons? Did it begin to occur before or after such experiments? Is any of this behavior acceptable and to be considered real health care?

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5 Unethical Unauthorized Medical Experiments

5 Worst Medical Experiments
Source: This is genius
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What are the worst medical experiments you know of? Why do you think these medical experiments occur? What should be the consequences for such experiments?

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Radiology center pays more than $500K to resolve health care fraud allegations

Advanced Imaging of Port Charlotte, LLC, a radiology center headquartered in Port Charlotte, has agreed to pay $501,000 to resolve allegations that it violated the False Claims Act by submitting fraudulent claims to Medicare and Tricare, a health care program for uniformed service members, retirees, and their families.

As part of the settlement, the United States contends that Advanced Imaging knowingly submitted claims to Medicare and Tricare by (1) administering dye-contrast scans without direct physician supervision as required by Federal regulations and (2) improperly billing for services performed by doctors who were not properly credentialed by Medicare.

“This settlement reflects our continuing efforts to protect our military and their families, our community, and the taxpayers by ensuring that the care provided to beneficiaries of government-funded health care programs is consistent with federal regulations,” said United States Attorney Chapa Lopez. “We will continue to hold health care providers accountable when they provide services by individuals who are not credentialed, licensed, or appropriately supervised.”

“Working alongside our investigative partners, The Defense Criminal Investigative Service (DCIS) is committed to protecting the integrity of the U.S. Military Healthcare program,” said Cynthia A. Bruce, Special Agent in Charge, DCIS Southeast Field Office. “DCIS appreciates the continual support of the U.S. Attorney’s Office throughout Florida for their efforts to recoup financial losses which will be used for the care of our military beneficiaries.”

This settlement resulted from a coordinated effort by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Florida, DCIS, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General. The investigation was led by Assistant U.S. Attorney David P. Sullivan.

The claims resolved by the settlement are allegations only and there has been no determination of liability. The civil settlement resolves the following captioned cases: United States, et al. v. KMH Cardiology Centres, Inc., et al., 2:16-cv-618-TPB-MRM, and United States of America, et al. v. SAVN Administrative Services, Inc., et al., 2:16-cv-622-SPC-MRM.

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Would you recognize health care fraud when you see it? Would you health have suffered before you recognize health care fraud? Do you think you ever had a unnecessary procedure before? Share your comments with the community by posting them below. Share the wealth of health with your friends and family by sharing this article with 3 people today. As always you are the best part of what we do. Keep sharing!

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Health Care Fraud during COVID

COVID 19 Fraud
Source: Senior Medical Patrol
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How has this article helped you and yours? Do you think you can identify COVID 19 health care or health care fraud in general when you see it? What do you do when you see health care fraud? Share your comments with the community by posting them below. Share the wealth of health with your friends and family by sharing this article with 3 people today. As always you are the best part of what we do. Keep sharing!

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DOJ National Health Care Fraud Takedown

ATTORNEY GENERAL SESSIONS AND HHS SECRETARY PRICE ANNOUNCE NATIONAL HEALTH CARE FRAUD TAKEDOWN
Source: Department of Justice
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Do you think the Tuskgee men recognized medical experimentation and fraud when they saw it? Do you? What will you do when you see it? Share your comments with the community by posting them below. Share the wealth of health with your friends and family by sharing this article with 3 people today. As always you are the best part of what we do. Keep sharing!

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Health Care Fraud and Opioids

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The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners reported “In May, (2012) U.S. authorities charged 107 people — including doctors, nurses and other licensed medical professionals, for allegedly trying to defraud Medicare of about $452 million, the largest Medicare fraud sweep to date. “Health care fraud shows no sign of abating,” said Dr. Joseph T. Wells, CFE, CPA, founder and Chairman of the ACFE, during his recent keynote message at the 23rd Annual ACFE Fraud Conference & Exhibition.”

Jacqueline LaPointe of Recycle Intelligence reported, “June 28, 2018 – The HHS Office of the Inspector General (OIG) and Department of Justice (DoJ) recently announced the largest healthcare fraud take down to date, with over 600 defendants charged with participating in fraud schemes amounting to about $2 billion in losses to Medicare and Medicaid.” Can you recognize health care fraud? Have you reported health care fraud? How do you think medical fraud has impacted COVID 19?

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Blue Shield Blue Cross of Illinois on Health Care Cost

Blue Cross Blue Shield: What’s behind Healthcare costs
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It is informative to hear how health insurance providers state health insurance money paid by them is spent. Behind health care insurance and payments can also be a substantial amount of fraud from the procedures that are recommended and the pharmaceuticals that are prescribed. In fact, NCSL (National Conference of State Legislatures) states that ” Health Care Fraud Is Costly. Health care fraud costs insurers anywhere between $70 billion and $234 billion each year, harming both patients and taxpayers.”

How can you reduce the cost of your health insurance premium? Blue Cross Blue Shield states that contributing to the high cost of insurance premiums are those individuals with chronic disease. This could be as a result of a disease being managed and not treated to cure the disease. Do you have a chronic disease? Have you explored all avenues for a cure? Share your comments with the community by posting them below. Share the wealth of health with your friends and family by sharing this article with 3 people today. As always you are the best part of what we do. Keep sharing.

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Department of Justice: COVID 19 Fraud

COVID 19 Fraud – Department of Justice
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Fraud of any type is serious. Have you witness fraud? Did you report it? What were the results? Share your comments with the community by posting them below. Share the wealth of health with your friends and family by sharing this article with 3 people today. As always you are the best part of what we do. Keep sharing.

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Health Fraud: FDA

FDA – Health Fraud Scams
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Unfortunately health fraud scams are prevalent and many fall prey to them besides the elderly. I have personally been misdiagnosed, which included fraudulently signing my name to several medical documents and applications without my consent. Like many who are misdiagnosed to charge higher or unnecessary fees to insurance companies, medicare and medicaid, my health deteriorated to the worst condition I have ever experienced during my life. Some medical professionals will misdiagnose you based on a voting system based on no scientific evidence often handing out prescriptions to legitimize their diagnosis. The FDA is correct: these activities can and have put peoples lives in danger and have cost some their lives. Be well informed. As those who seek medical care the red flags do not always seem as obvious as you think. Undercover Epicenter Nurse: How Fraud, Negligence, and Greed Led to Unnecessary Deaths at Elmhurst Hospital reveals just how easy and how many lives have and can be lost.

What do you know about your doctor? What do you know about the history of the medical professionals and facilities that serve you? Have any reports or complaints been placed against these individuals or their facilities? Share your comments with the community by posting them below. Share the wealth of health with your friends and family by sharing this article with 3 people today. As always you are the best part of what we do. Keep sharing.

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Rethinking Chronic Illness

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It was not until I met Chef Ponder that I really feel that I began to have a break through in my own thinking about my health. In conjunction with Norfolk Public Libraries, Chef Ponder held a series that got cut short by the pandemic. The series was naturally about food and educating the public about the linkages between food and health. He challenged me to think critically about chronic illness and how food, among other things, could be effecting my health. How even climate, yes climate, is effecting my health. Shortly after I was speaking with other people dealing with chronic illnesses. Finally I was lead to scripture which reminded me of the promise that it gives us for a healing. Healing is totally different from the concept of pain, medicine or what have you “management.” Naturally it is in a medical professionals best financial interest to manage illness rather than to heal illness.

When I decided to stop claiming an illness, I stopped living with the illness and became dedicated to my healing rather than feeling or functioning better. When I embraced my healing, I found a healing. Similar to many people with chronic illnesses, I had many questions and few answers and even fewer real solutions. Rethinking wellness and seeking alternative medicines becomes more and more main stream as the current Western Model of Medicine continues to leave many people with the only option of managing illnesses. Managing an illness means living with an illness, which means developing a chronic illness, which can lead to other illnesses as the body is in a constant state of disease.

What chronic illnesses have you or your loved ones been dealing with? How long? Have you resolved to live with the illness for life? Did you know there could be another option of wellness for you by considering alternative medicines and roads to wellness. Mainstream medicine does not mean health or healing. Have you considered thinking outside the confines of mainstream. Fads come and go. What is mainstream today will not necessarily be mainstream tomorrow. Health and wellness are not fades. They are a state of healthy being. We pray for your health and wellness.Share your comments with the community by posting them below. Share the wealth of health with your friends and family by sharing this article with 3 people today. As always you are the best part of what we do. Keep sharing!

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