R5: Incentives, Backlash, and the "Malingerer
"The effect of unemployment on self esteem is well documented and by encouraging the portrayal of the unemployed as malingerers
Ms Joan Burton has made a bad situation worse."
With the strain on government health facilities due to a high number of patients, often raised by the ministry, it's time they stood up and took a hard stance against persistent malingerers
When presenting ideas for assessing malingerers
he suggests that readers try to "understand the motive of the guy." Once a malingerer
is confirmed either by confrontation or corroboration through history or psychometric data he observes "they leg it out of the hospital."
Advantages include systematic monitoring of employees, liaison with medical professionals and insurers, plus the accurate identifying of malingerers
In fact, often these people were described as work-shy malingerers
when the reality was that even the most dedicated job-seekers could not find jobs simply because they didn't exist.
Brady writes: "But perhaps more embarrassing to prudently financial New Labour, are the ranks of tramps and malingerers
who have escaped into Ashworth to avoid working for a living, demanding and receiving full board and full benefits of pounds 100 per week pocket money for life (we prison transfers receive only pounds 25, being regarded as 'patients' only for restrictions)."
mislead doctors in order to acquire tangible gains, such as money and narcotics.
This is only compounded by malingerers
who book themselves into the hospital hotel-style for the most petty of symptoms.
The current material now available on the subject of working with malingerers
provides little information about successfully managing a helping relationship with such individuals (Kagle, 1998).
Experts believe soldiers underreport mental and emotional wounds for fear of being considered cowards or malingerers
and suggest that the incidence of PTSD could rise in the months and years ahead.
may come to realise the benefit of breaking down this small but significant barrier.