Friday, September 25, 2015

Stockholm Syndrome and Vancouver Coastal Health

I keep thinking of how Vancouver Coastal Health and I became at odds.  They were the oppressors and they relied on the Stockholm Syndrome to cancel out their psychological harassment (like a wife batterer).  I succumbed to this so many times that VCH just continued their bad bahavior, an amusement on their part.  A game they always win.  I have asked since 2011 for an independent investigation as to VCH's behavior and in 2015 I received an email from Richard Singleton that he had investigated my concerns.  Richard is not an independent investigator he is a mental health worker who is an expert at using the Stockholm Syndrome to control risk even if that meant discrediting others. This man who was responsible for Randy's life and investigating my allegations of non treatment and illegal DNRs finally made the decision that VCH did nothing wrong (at least, not in his mind).

Randy was chronically ill.  VCH did not have to hasten his death.

Stockholm syndrome

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Stockholm syndrome, or capture-bonding, is a psychological phenomenon in which hostages express empathy and sympathy and have positive feelings toward their captors, sometimes to the point of defending and identifying with the captors. These feelings are generally considered irrational in light of the danger or risk endured by the victims, who essentially mistake a lack of abuse from their captors for an act of kindness.[1][2] The FBI's Hostage Barricade Database System shows that roughly eight percent of victims show evidence of Stockholm syndrome.[3]
Stockholm syndrome can be seen as a form of traumatic bonding, which does not necessarily require a hostage scenario, but which describes "strong emotional ties that develop between two persons where one person intermittently harasses, beats, threatens, abuses, or intimidates the other."[4] One commonly used hypothesis to explain the effect of Stockholm syndrome is based on Freudian theory. It suggests that the bonding is the individual's response to trauma in becoming a victim. Identifying with the aggressor is one way that the ego defends itself. When a victim believes the same values as the aggressor, they cease to be perceived as a threat.[5]

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