16 octubre 2010

Pero... si no tienen título universitario!

No sé si lo que escribe se ajusta a la realidad, pero la crónica de Brendan O'Neill (Vía Reason) de la pugna entre los expertos "en salud mental" y los mineros de la mina San José no parece inverosímil en los tiempos que corren:

The mental-health experts overground used a system of 'prizes and punishments' to try to control the men's behaviour...
So when the men assented to hour-long phone calls with the mental-health team, as they did when they were first found to be alive 17 days after getting trapped, they were rewarded with prizes such as access to TV shows. But when they refused to talk to the psychologists, as they started to do in mid-September when their health and body weight were improving as a result of sent-down food and they insisted that 'we are well', the psychology team would deprive them of luxuries. As one on-site doctor put it: 'We have to say, "OK, you don't want to speak with psychologists? Perfect. That day you get no TV, there is no music - because we administer these things."'...

...Early on, every time a family member wrote a letter it had to be submitted for psychological evaluation first, before being sent down the so-called umbilical cord to the men underground, so that any material judged 'psychologically inappropriate' could be removed. There was uproar when the families discovered that there was a backlog of letters waiting to be okayed. One of the miners had asked his wife during a video link-up: 'Why don't you write to me anymore?' In fact she had been writing everyday, but her letters were awaiting 'psychological approval'. Eventually government officials stepped in and ended the vetting of the letters.

'These are not PhD scientists, they are rough-and-tumble miners', he said, giving a glimpse into the experts' deep disdain for the men they were supposed to be helping.

1 comentario:

Jesús Garrido dijo...

me agradó, aunque lo más interesante esté en otra lengua