File this under alternate health care.
It is being reported that at the QEII Health Sciences Centre in Halifax Nova Scotia has hired a psychologist to take care of emergency patients that complain of pain but don’t seem to have any physical symptoms.
What to do? Send him/her home telling them that they’re crazy and, “Oh, by the way, please don’t come back”?
No. That would not do.
This hospital has something better.
They refer the patient immediately to the hired talk-therapist to quiet the person down.