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    Default In the "expert" box...

    How come you don't have any nurses or doctor's in your "expert box"??

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    I would guess that it is because some professions are not really allowed to give advice without an actual meeting or examination. I'd figure doctors, nurses, lawyers, psychiatrists, etc might have some liability problems if they go giving advice as experts without actually examining the person or so on?
    Just a guess though. I'm no one official.
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    I was thinking liability too. That, and I doubt they can bill for it.
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    If you are ever needing the advice of a nurse, you can call Telehealth at no charge and they can advise you. Contrary to what many will tell you, they do not always just say 'go to emerg or a walk in'.
    We've relied on them many times and they often give advice, then have us call back if it gets worse or to update them in 12 hours or so on. We only occasionally get sent to a doctor. I love having that service at our disposal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dashenka View Post
    I was thinking liability too. That, and I doubt they can bill for it.
    hehe! good point. they probably can't bill from online “appointments“.
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    I would think liability as well.
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    NOPE! really what it comes down to is finding someone in those professions willing to help us for free!

    I'd love to see those professions in our expert section.
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    HAHA! That would also mean finding a Dr/Nurse with spare time to spend on here too.
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    I think because when you are dealing with health specifics, no two cases are the same.

    If a person were to read information specifically posted for a certain condition/case and they were to apply that info to themselves or family members, after all it came from a medical professional, there could be problems. Also, conditions that appear the same can in fact be very different.

    Perhaps though it would be an idea to have very general articles about children's health, with no specific comments related to treatments.

    Hmmmm.

    Would the health unit be willing to participate, perhaps even through links to their pre-existing articles???
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