Originally Posted by Skeptic Ginger
You keep using the same kinds of arguments from authority so; no, I don't think you really want to debate the issues. What you want to do is say, "I think these professionals are right," without backing it up with anything solid.
Sure I do: an argument from authority
is when you argue that a person is right merely because they are an expert:
In this case, where is the preponderance of evidence that "remote diagnosis" is a valid and reliable diagnostic tool? You haven't presented that and neither have your experts. What they say is stuff like, "I know dangerousness when I see it."
As I argued before and you conveniently snipped, it's a matter of deciding which authority to trust. You are essentially arguing that we should not trust the APA on this matter. However, you have not presented any evidence other than the opinions of a handful of professionals and your own.
It's exactly like arguing that we shouldn't trust the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and all the other organizations simply because a handful of climate scientists disagree with them. That's not a "poor analogy," just a very inconvenient one for your position.
No, that's just bad reading comprehension on your part. Nurses don't have residency programs, for starters. You will notice that I specifically said "physicians." But even for nurses, the certifying organizations (ANCC and the AANP for FNPs) have influence over the training programs. The nursing organizations have influence over the certifying organizations; heck, the ANCC is a part of the ANA.
Of course it is. How could it be otherwise?
A psychiatry residency is based on APA standards of practice, programs don't just make stuff up. The residency has to teach what the board tests on. The APA works with the accrediting organization, certifying Board and the residency programs in order to develop what is in the curriculum. The APA has a hand in every step of the process to becoming a practicing psychiatrist.
Well, they are also that. You don't have to join any professional organization after you graduate. But these organizations are also one of the primary shapers of the curriculums.
Well, that is true as far as it goes; there is not literally a legal guideline for every procedure. However, the standard of care is enshrined, one way or another, in every State law. An illustrative example from the Texas Medical Board rules:
The specialty organizations promulgate the "generally accepted standard of care."
From the instructions jurors are given in malpractice cases in Washington
You simply can't get around it: the practice of medicine is shaped by the standards of care that are developed by the professional/specialty organizations.
That isn't a foregone conclusion. But no, I would not say that publicly stating a opinion about someone you've never met is legally malpractice. Not being malpractice does not mean that it's a good idea, though.