A protest group of Victorian medical professionals has called for the removal from state services of a term coined by Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews in a letter to medical students to “reinforce” the profession’s position on stemi medical treatments.
The term “medical beauty” was coined by Mr Andrews in his letter to students and was used in a campaign to encourage them to “learn to love” stemi treatments.
Victorian Medical Association chief executive officer, Dr Jill Brown, said the term had “devalued” the medical profession and “disrespected” the patients who had benefited from it.
“It has been so maligned by politicians, journalists and some practitioners that it’s very difficult to get the word out, so it’s been the target of protests across the country, including in Melbourne,” she said.
“The term has become so malign and it’s so divisive, it’s really difficult to work through that.”
The union also called on the Victorian Government to “protect and promote the health and well-being of patients”.
Dr Brown said the medical community was not the only group protesting against the removal.
“We are seeing an enormous amount of interest in the term, which has become very, very politicised, so we are seeing people from all over the country,” she told AAP.
“And so, as well as a protest from Victorian medical people, there are people from the public sector who are speaking out, people from other medical professions who are saying, ‘We need to stand up for this and we’re going to protect patients’ rights’.” Victorian Premier Andrew Constance has previously stated that stemi treatment should be provided by a qualified nurse to all patients, regardless of their gender or age.
However, the medical association and other medical organisations have argued that this is not possible, and instead patients should be prescribed stemi medications.
In response to the letter, the Victorian Medical Society issued a statement calling for the State Government to allow for the use of “appropriate” stemiology to treat patients.
“Stemi treatment is a medical term that is not defined in the Victorian Health Act, and there is no guidance or regulation to support the practice of stemi in Victoria,” the statement said.
Victorian Premier and Prime Minister Daniel Andrews. “
As the Victorian government continues to support stemi, the current system has failed patients and the health system.”
Victorian Premier and Prime Minister Daniel Andrews.
Dr Brown has previously called on Victoria to provide for the safe use of stemis. “
While there is some consultation with stakeholders about the use or provision of some stemi services, we are unable to comment further on this issue.”
Dr Brown has previously called on Victoria to provide for the safe use of stemis.
“This is not about banning stemi for transgender people; it’s about ensuring that people have the opportunity to have access to stemi when they are ready,” she added.
“A number of people are choosing to use stemi to treat themselves, and so that means they need to be provided with a suitable medication, and the medication should be safe.”
Victorian Health Minister, Dr Fiona Kelly, said she supported the use by transgender people of stemia to treat their symptoms, but said she would not have recommended the use.
“I believe the best approach is to provide safe and appropriate treatment for people who need it,” she previously said.
Victorian Premier, Daniel Andrews, speaks to students during a visit to Melbourne’s National Health Centre on August 31, 2017.
Photo by David Moir/AAP “I am very clear that no patient should be denied access to treatment or services they need because of their transgender status, and that is why we support and promote stemi.”
Stemia is not a treatment or a medication; it is a life-saving treatment that can treat a number of conditions, including the many that stemis can’t treat.
“”The Government will continue to work closely with all health stakeholders to ensure that stemia is safe and effective for all people, including those with gender dysphoria, and to ensure patients are given the opportunity and the care they need.
“Victorian Prime Minister and Minister for Health, Fiona Kelly.
Photo credit: Andrew Tehan “There are also issues around the use for transgender children.
It is important that we continue to provide a safe environment for children to be able to receive appropriate medical care.
That is one of the areas that the Victorian Liberal Party and the Victorian Parliament will be working together on together, to address those issues