August 11, 2009

Extreme Background Check’s For Doctor’s Needed?

Maybe we should be doing some extreme background check’s on our Doctors soon. By extreme I mean look at a criminal record, talk to the family, and even speak with some of the neighbors the child grew up around. This probably shouldn’t be necessary, especially for a person that has gone through 10+ years of post-secondary schooling, and spent thousands of dollars on their education, only to help people. However, a doctor in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, might have made this necessary.

Edmonton doctor Javier Castillo Cortes, is being charged with two counts of sexual assault, two counts of sexual interference, two counts of exposure to a person under the age of 16, and one each of the following: invitation to sexual touching, indecent act, forcible confinement, and assault. All the alleged events were said to have taken place between July 2008-July 2009.

This has deeply troubled me to know that even with doctors we might not be safe, our children might not be safe. How can we have faith in those that are going to take care of us if things like this happen? Something has to be done about this, and Cortes needs to be made an example of by the Canadian Justice System. Targeting children is just plain sick and this man, if he can even be called this, needs to be shown that trying to prey on children is unacceptable and one of the most disgusting things someone can do.

This event has however shaken my faith in those I trust. This coupled with the ongoing debates over healthcare reform have continued to just rock the boat. Whether I support a reform or not doesn’t really matter in this article, but if this reform does happen, we might need some protection added to the hospitals.

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