South Africa Flag logo

South African Skeptics

July 16, 2019, 00:56:10 AM
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?

Login with username, password and session length
Go to mobile page.
News: Please read the posting guidelines before posting.
   
   Skeptic Forum Board Index   Help Forum Rules Search GoogleTagged Login Register Chat Blogroll  
Pages: [1]   Go Down
  Print  
Author Topic:

Accept sick note from traditional healer?

 (Read 5102 times)
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
benguela
Full Member
***

Skeptical ability: +3/-0
Offline Offline

Posts: 223


An infinitesimal subset of the observable universe


benguela
WWW
« on: July 14, 2010, 12:25:36 PM »

Should I accept a sick note from a member of the "SA traditional health practitioners, herbalists & spiritual healers association" ?
Am I required to by law?
Logged
Faerie
Hero Member
*****

Skeptical ability: +10/-2
Offline Offline

Posts: 2112



« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2010, 12:54:00 PM »

We have to, but its internal policy, not sure about the law (although, it probably is, we've got odd 40 000 employees and are very politically/legally correct) Think if they're registered then you must. Same with homeopaths.

You can though check whether they are truly registered with the association and whether it was issued by said practitioner.
Logged
GCG
Hero Member
*****

Skeptical ability: +8/-4
Offline Offline

Posts: 1829


skeptical mantis is skeptical


adele horn
WWW
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2010, 17:19:33 PM »

good question.  its bollocks actually.  coz we have a sangoma working for us, and if i asked him nicely, he would write me a sicknote at a drop of a hat.
Logged
StevoMuso
Stevo Muso
Hero Member
*****

Skeptical ability: +4/-0
Offline Offline

Posts: 654



« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2010, 21:20:03 PM »

Even normal doctors do the "sick-note" thing at the drop of a hat. But I agree with Faerie on this one - do the usual validity checks you would do with a normal doctor.

Just because the sangoma is a quack doesn't mean his patient wasn't actually sick - gullible and stupid maybe - but possibly genuinely ill.
Logged
Lilli
Sr. Member
****

Skeptical ability: +3/-0
Offline Offline

Posts: 435



Lelani Stolp
« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2010, 15:22:22 PM »

good question.  its bollocks actually.  coz we have a sangoma working for us, and if i asked him nicely, he would write me a sicknote at a drop of a hat.
Would he write a sick note for me too? I am not ill, at all, but wouldn't mind spending a few days in bed... and I don't have 'sick-note-giving-sangoma' on tap  Sad
Logged
st0nes
Hero Member
*****

Skeptical ability: +10/-1
Offline Offline

Posts: 942



mark.widdicombe1
WWW
« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2010, 09:23:37 AM »

Me: I'd like to see a doctor, please.
Receptionist: Which doctor?
Me: That's fine, provided he can write a prescription and give me a sick note.
Logged
StevoMuso
Stevo Muso
Hero Member
*****

Skeptical ability: +4/-0
Offline Offline

Posts: 654



« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2010, 23:54:22 PM »

Me: I'd like to see a doctor, please.
Receptionist: Which doctor?
Me: That's fine, provided he can write a prescription and give me a sick note.

LOL  Grin Nice one
Logged
Hades
Newbie
*

Skeptical ability: +0/-1
Offline Offline

Posts: 22


« Reply #7 on: September 27, 2010, 13:45:37 PM »

I am so sorry Sir, James cannot attend P.E. practice today, because of accident while trying to see enemy with mirror and enlarging man part with liberal application of the fat of pig. Because the fat did to make the mirror sliding then he is going to hospital with concussion of his libido, nine (9) stitching required. Thank you Professor Dr. Mamb DSO, OBE, Honours in General Mayhem, Howarts.
Logged
Pages: [1]   Go Up
  Print  


 
Jump to:  

Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
Page created in 0.226 seconds with 23 sceptic queries.
Google visited last this page April 19, 2019, 15:24:08 PM
Privacy Policy