Odd story which regards Swedens first homeopathic emergency room.
SVT have also written a short piece and there are three points which I reckon are worth bringing up:
- The new emergency room is entirely private and does not recieve government support.
- Healthcare personell with a medical degree may only handle homeopathic remedies in extreme exceptions according to the National Board of Health and Welfare.
- By Swedish law a healthcare method needs to be safe and actually work.
Millions of people have seen the “That Mitchell and Webb Look” video where comedians enact the absurdities of what it would be like at a homeopathic ER. A man with suspected internal injuries is rolled into accidents and emergency department and given extremely diluted substance. However, did you know that Sweden got its first homeopathic ER just a couple of months ago?
It is part of the Salve Health Center situated at the Maria Square in central Stockholm and it opened its doors in early January of this year. Behind the initiative stands three women: Carita Bramstedt, Päivi Barsk and Viveca Wilhelmsson. All of them either run their own homeopathic practices or “education” programs in homeopathy. In this post, we will look at who these people are and their goals, science-based objections to both their individuals claims and the homeopathic ER, their responses to criticisms and recent events.
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