A short note to Pulse Magazine

Following on from the article published on 22.10.10 by Pulse Magazine , I have written a short letter to them. I’ll let you know if they respond.

If you would like to contact them, their email address is feedback@pulsetoday.co.uk

Dear Pulse magazine,

I am writing to you with regard to your Dr Copperfield Column on 22.10.10 entitled ‘Feeling Down on the Farm’.

As a mental health services user I found the column to be insulting and distasteful. The language used was offensive to people with a mental illness. I realise that the column is meant to be humourous and tongue in cheek, but I feel that as a representative of GPs, you have a responsibility to both them and their patients.

Making jokes about suicide pacts, eating disorders and terming those with mental health problems ‘heartsinks’ is appalling, and the fact that a respected magazine would deem this acceptable for publication is extremely worrying. Any patient reading this article would find it disturbing that their Doctor regards them in such negative terms.

I believe that you have made an error in publishing this article, and I hope you recognise how inappropriate it is.

I look forward to your response.

Further reading. Blog post by HovellingHermit


3 thoughts on “A short note to Pulse Magazine

  1. Very many thanks for writing to Pulse. Thank you for speaking up for all of us who are distressed and worried by the article.

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