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Saturday, February 04, 2006

Here's A Bit Of Oxymoron For You

Nurses in England -- thrilled at just how swell methadone for heroin and safe sex for AIDS are working out -- are pushing for "safe self-harm." Read all about it in the Times of London:
NURSES want patients who are intent on harming themselves to be provided with clean blades so that they can cut themselves more safely.

They say people determined to harm themselves should be helped to minimise the risk of infection from dirty blades, in the same way as drug addicts are issued with clean needles.

This could include giving the “self-harm” patients sterile blades and clean packets of bandages or ensuring that they keep their own blades clean. Nurses would also give patients advice about which parts of the body it is safer to cut.

Do we need any more evidence that non-confronters have gone over the deep end?

Hmm. Well then, let's give them a pool, so if they're going to go in the deep end, at least it's chlorinated.