“MEDICALLY ILL”—A FREUDIAN SLIP?
Posted by Henry Bauer on 2008/01/02
133/141 West 21 Street, room 101C
January 16, 2008
6:30 – 8pm
Meagan O’Connell addresses issues that are specific to the growing population of perinatally HIV-infected teens [emphasis added] .
Slides of artwork will accompany the lecture. O’Connell is the Director of Therapeutic Recreation and Creative Arts Therapies at Incarnation Children’s Center.
She has spent the last 10 years working with medically [emphasis added] ill children and their families. Presented by the MPS Art Therapy Department.”
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What does it mean, to qualify “ill” with “medically” ? Can one be “ill” in a way that has nothing to do with medical matters, in other words, with health?
Or does it signify, as it should, IATROGENIC: ill as a result of medical treatment?
“Perinatally HIV-infected” means, HIV-positive when born. These teens have therefore been on antiretroviral treatment for a decade or more. Therefore their mitochondria have been damaged, and they are at risk of cancer (FIRST: DO NO HARM!, 19 December 2007), “medically” ill indeed.
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