Posted by Lieutenant Achilleas Petrakos (Chief Science Officer) in Side-sim: Time well spent?
Posted by Captain Dira Myqian (Commanding Officer) in Side-sim: Time well spent?
Dira chewed on the inside of her cheek for a moment before taking another sip “You can only do so much. At least in the Federation, we believe that a patient is a key part of the process of their own healing and mental health. You can remand someone to therapy but if they are unwilling to be there it rarely does anything useful. The same thing with medication. Just like in medicine, you can prescribe medication but compliance with the regimen is up to the patient. If they decide they don’t want to take something we can’t force them. The patient still has to consent to treatment. And even in a penal setting there are the same limitations. Unless they are remanded to a psych facility where treatment is forced upon them to a degree we are limited. And still yet, if we force treatment, do we actually improve their mental health or just induce another trauma on top of whatever else they are experiencing.”
Captain Myqian, CO
“I’m glad that science is not nearly as nuanced as medicine or psychology.” Achilleas laughed before he tried to take another drink of his wine but found the glass empty. With a huff he set the glass on the table and checked to see if the bottle had anything left, which it did not. He got to his feet a little unsteady at first but was sure footed after a couple of sways. All of that sailing made him more sure footed then most. “I’ll be back in juuuust a moment.” He said with a giggle and headed to the kitchen area. After a minute of rummaging around, a soft expletive, and a gentle popping noise, he returned to the couch with a new bottle of red wine.
Dira watched him with slight amusement and maybe a touch of concern. Then again she had nearly finished her second glass and she hadn’t been there all that long. A series of comments or questions floated through her brain but her own thoughts were muddied enough that she wasn’t sure she had a right to say anything. Still, she was conscientious enough to care about his well being. “You okay there?”
Captain Myqian, CO
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