Educating common people on professional subjects, is it helpful or is it an asking for a disaster?

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Belindi wrote: October 20th, 2021, 5:19 am Up to date First Aid can and should be taught to every man, woman, and child.

Clinical prescribing can and should be restricted to accredited experts, according to the medication's intended and side effects including addiction.

What doctors should tell patients may be judged according to how a competent patient answers the question(asked in a polite, peaceful, and sympathetic manner) "What would you like to know?"
There is no doubt that everyone should be taught as well as trained on updated first aid methods. And there is no fault in educating patients according to their understanding as well as on their request.

But here the author has gone beyond simple first aid and has discussed and invited ordinary readers to do interventions that usually need trained medical personnel. So that can give a reader a false confidence and he/she may try to do it on own avoiding proper medical practioners. This is what I see as a problem in over educating common people in professional subjects.
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This has both its advantages and disadvantages. A person is born with no awareness of the world around him, other than innate instincts and biological urges. With the passage of time, he has a better understanding of the world's reality. Knowledge has evolved into a tool for human growth and dynamism. Even information becomes an accomplishment for the human soul. You become easily irritated by the level of ignorance in your immediate environment. Normally, this is merely an inconvenience, but in other situations, such as when politicians make significant decisions based on their ignorance and brag about it, it may be terrifying. However, the application will be determined by the individual. Some people may benefit from being able for basic life support and first aid, while others will think of themselves as lifeguards, which will be a serious concern and a danger to the person's life.
However, I think educating the common people on professional topics is useful for our society as well as for themselves. They should know about educational trends https://mytutorsource.hk/blog/education ... s-in-2021/ of this era!
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Sushan wrote: October 20th, 2021, 11:41 am
Belindi wrote: October 20th, 2021, 5:19 am Up to date First Aid can and should be taught to every man, woman, and child.

Clinical prescribing can and should be restricted to accredited experts, according to the medication's intended and side effects including addiction.

What doctors should tell patients may be judged according to how a competent patient answers the question(asked in a polite, peaceful, and sympathetic manner) "What would you like to know?"
There is no doubt that everyone should be taught as well as trained on updated first aid methods. And there is no fault in educating patients according to their understanding as well as on their request.

But here the author has gone beyond simple first aid and has discussed and invited ordinary readers to do interventions that usually need trained medical personnel. So that can give a reader a false confidence and he/she may try to do it on own avoiding proper medical practioners. This is what I see as a problem in over educating common people in professional subjects.
The covid pandemic has been so disastrous that there are not enough proper medical practitioners to attend to all the people who need proper medical help for all sorts of illnesses and accidents, not only acute infectious diseases. This is why people are required to help themselves by wearing surgical quality face coverings and and open their windows for ventilation. People will not wear masks or open windows unless they understand why these measures are needed. This is an example of why people need the basics of epidemiology, and it is wonderful how the general public has learned so much medical knowledge and terminology in such a short time.
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Unfortunately, medical information has been co-opted by politicians to represent various political views. Thus the rabble hear the answer from their political puppet masters without the "whys", since it is a political calculation.
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LuckyR wrote: December 29th, 2021, 1:41 pm Unfortunately, medical information has been co-opted by politicians to represent various political views. Thus the rabble hear the answer from their political puppet masters without the "whys", since it is a political calculation.
Just as we need "proper medical practitioners" so we also need proper educational practitioners.

Proper educational practitioners teach people the art of scepticism, the main use of which is to sort the true from the false. It will be found that politicians who tell lies don't want the rabble to be educated.

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