I liked Britney Murphy.
I enjoyed her movies and found her entertaining. She seemed down to earth in her interviews, a real person. I like real people. Can't stand fakes. She seemed to have the spirit of those like Drew Barrymore, one star in particular that I really enjoy and respect.
So I was saddened by the news of her death. What saddened me even more was the poor representation of medical care, she recieved. Of course not all the information is available just yet and it is filtered through the media, so we may never know. Like Micheal Jackson it sounds as though there was misuse of prescription medications.
The problem in Hollywood as throughout the entire country, are physicians with no scruples. No matter what if you want something bad enough there will always be a physician out there who is willing to tell you exactly what you want to hear. Regardless of whether or not it's good for you. It's terribly sad.
Micheal Jackson's physician will probably make more in his liftime having treated MJ and lost his license than many physicians across the counrtry or outside of the country who honestly want to help others. It's probably the biggest reason I would want to be a Nurse Practitioner. To give people informed and honest appropriate care. Pyshosocial problems are far beyond the reach of surgery and medicine, and honestly these quack physcians are just making society distrust medical providers more. It is taught in medicine that patients aren't satisfied unless they leave your office with a prescription. I can understand that but the sign of a good physician is one who will not give you whatever you want and in fact even try to take the time to explain why it would actually be harmful. I suppose some would say it sounds holistic. Well, let's just say what some doctors are doing with patients is practically euthanasia and it's all in the name of what the client wants, instead of what the patient needs.
Polypharmacy is epidemic in this country. It's goes far beyond the ederly or the celebrity. It is why all of your physicians should know what others are prescribing. It's a symptom of the general populations desire for a quick fix. If we can't fix it overnight with minimal effort or just get gastric bypass and sudenly all our problems are solved, then we don't want to hear it at all.
Isn't this what life is all about? A challenge?
No one said life would be easy. Not many answers at all come in a pill or are treated and done forever.