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Be open and honest with patients, says Scotland’s chief medical officer

BMJ 2017; 356 doi: (Published 28 February 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;356:j1058

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Re: Be open and honest with patients, says Scotland’s chief medical officer

Chief Medical Officer Calderwood's call for (and empowerment of) patients to be more involved with their medical care (including the asking of her five excellent questions) is the direction all medical care in all countries should be taking. For example, my public domain comment with PDF File Name “Dr. Thomas Steven Roth’s Alaska 1115 Public Comments” available for free in the website at the following URL address:
gives a real life current events example of the importance of patients asking these five questions to their physicians about mental health issues, given the proven iatrogenic bad science and bad medicine of psychiatric standards of care. Accordingly, feel free to email this public domain comment to your physicians and encourage them to read and study the ten best-in-class expert witness references and my ethics teaching in this public domain comment in preparing to give their patients truly first-do-no-harm answers to Chief Medical Officer Calderwood's five excellent questions that every physician should be ready to give all of their patients.

Sincerely and In Biblical Love for All People Everywhere,
Thomas Steven Roth, MBA, MD
Christian Minister for Biblical Medical Ethics,
and therefore,
Religious and Scientific Refugee from the Clinical Practice of Psychiatric Standards of Care

Competing interests: No competing interests

02 May 2018
Thomas S. Roth
Christian Minister for Biblical Medical Ethics
Dr. Thomas Steven Roth