Hear Our Voices: FMS, CFS, CFIDS, CMPS, MCS
- American Medical Association and Continueing Medical Education
- United States of America
For those of us who live with these invisible illnesses (Fibromyalgia Syndrome, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Chronic Fatigue and Immune Dysfunction Syndrome, Chronic Myofascial Pain and Multiple Chemical Sensitivity) this Petition is for you.
It is our hope that together we can make a difference in the education of the medical personnel; not only that these illnesses will be required teaching in their schools but also that courses are made available for current physicians and nurses in their Continued Education Requirements.
The medical community needs to know what these illnesses are, to realize they are very real and not just waste basket diagnoses or all in our heads. It's time for us to step up to the plate and demand that our voices be heard.
It is our hope that you will take a moment to sign the petition, and in doing so help us to get our voices out. With this petition we hope to approach the CME with a request to include these illnesses in the courses required for medical students. The illnesses we are focusing on with this petition include Fibromyalgia Syndrome, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Chronic Fatigue and Immune Dysfunction, Chronic Myofascial Pain and Multiple Chemical Sensitivity. We believe that these illnesses should not only be required courses in the medical curriculum but that there also needs to be workshops for Doctors to take to help educate them on what these illnesses are, what advances are being made and how best to treat it. Your signatures will help us accomplish this goal.
The Hear Our Voices: FMS, CFS, CFIDS, CMPS, MCS petition to American Medical Association and Continueing Medical Education was written by Melanie Woodruff and is in the category Health at GoPetition.