Chilean psychologists

In the BMJ.

In all, 33 miners, 69 days, and 26 people sent by the BBC to the San José copper and gold mine to cover their rescue (www.guardian.co.uk/media/2010/oct/14/chile-miners-bbc-overspend). The story about the miners trapped deep underground attracted more than 2000 members of the global media to the ringside to watch their individual slow ascent some 700 metres to the cameras. The story combined fear, elation, human interest, and raw joy. No wonder the press cleared pages to write about it; and featuring heavily was a mixture of fact, speculation, and opinion on the state of the miners’ health./….

http://www.bmj.com/content/341/bmj.c5860.full.html?ijkey=XDe8XAjahGokxVs&keytype=ref

the bit that ‘s most concerning is a report saying that psychologists were playing odd kinds of games with the trapped men. Not reported widely, or questioned.

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