Brilliant post and thanks for sharing but I am going to have a go anyway because I can, and I think it makes the Forum a more democratic vehicle than say a forum where people who have personal lines into to players or medical degrees could enjoy a god like un questioned status (whereas pricks like me like to have their say in any case, which is what keeps talk back shows alive...the vehicle of the ignorant).
Devils advocate in other words.
As always I do so with the utmost respect of the informed.
Ok so I have no idea how well NZ Medical school graduates are schooled in the dynamic between knowledge and power. I have never studied medicine so I don't know if in this present age whether Doctors are educated in the great void in terms of power versus powerlessness that they hold all the Ammo in any Dr patient relationship.
I also have no idea as to whether any Dr has a grasp that on average they come from a privileged class, who accordingly may not be best placed to under stand the thinking of the masses.
Excuse the rant but there is a disconnect between academics and the rest when it comes to argument.
Your argument is essentially...that because the owner of the OP doesn't know who to direct questions at...then questions shouldn't be asked ?
I know that is a simplification and not really what you intended....but it is the shiedl your profession and mine uses to hide behind good sir.
There is an old saying.
There is no such thing as a stupid question.
Ask Herbet Green the World Authority on Cancer at National Womens who killed hundreds of NZ Wives and Mothers because he was above questions.
RTS should have not weight beared coming off the field. Nor should have Johnson.
There is something wrong in the Warriors system.
This may or may not be the fault of the Warriors chief medical officer.....still questions are relevant since the clubs practices are on telly, which opened a can of worms for the great unwashed onlooking public...whether we are even entitled to answers or not is as you say...protected in legislation.
The clubs in the NRL share that info with the media every time since it sells news and promotes the code.
The only stuff that gets rightly protected is issues with Stigma attached.....mental illness etc...
No one trys to keep a knee injury secret.
I understand what you're saying but that wasn't the point I was trying to make. I am absolutely all for asking questions, I actually encourage it almost above all else. Reason being that vast majority of anger and frustration involves miscommunication to at least some degree. What I was saying above applied to almost any profession, being uneducated about a subject is absolutely fine. What is not okay however is discussing someone's profession and asking actual questions about their suitability to carry out a job without the slightest hint as to what you're even asking, as I've said above. I have little working knowledge of things many people would consider absolutely basic, but I ask questions if I don't understand. What I do not do however is ask leading questions that are designed to attribute blame before I have even done the most basic of groundwork. If my car breaks down I don't accusingly ask my mechanic what he's done wrong before I've even begun to educate myself around the sort of questions I should be asking. If my dishwasher breaks I don't sack my plumber or my electrician if a light bulb blows. If I feel like they've done a bad job, and bad things happen, then sure. If the OP had done some groundwork on the supposed issues and asked appropriate questions, then by all means. But watching a random player cop a random injury and then questioning a person's role based on almost less than nothing, I have little time for it.
Anyway happy to continue the discussion re the divide between medical profession and the public via PM, just so we don't pollute the Doc Mayhew thread. I just read the news about him too, unfortunate coincidence given the timing of this thread. Sounds like it was a significant event and here's hoping he's okay, haven't met him but he's always spoken of in the highest regard by other medico's, players, public alike.