Talk:Medical emergency

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When you edit this page, please keep the following in mind:

  • People who do not know what to do may look at this page. They need to act fast. Instructions must be clear.
  • If you can find this information in a language you know, please link it in the interwiki section. People coming here may not be native english speakers.

-- Eptalon 22:11, 21 June 2006 (UTC)

Possible exception to "Article in the Second Person" rule.[change source]

Much like pages dedicated to editing, a sizable part of this page is solely for instructing someone on what to do in case of an emergency. This is not a standard article stating historic facts but instructions on what a person should do. I feel that a page with that intent may be best presented in the second person.

Rare is the case that second person is acceptable, I believe this to be one of those cases. -- Creol 00:21, 14 November 2006 (UTC)

Revert of my edit[change source]

I'm not happy with this revert. I understand that the information could help save somebody's life, but Wikipedia does not give medical advice and the quality of articles should not be compromised in favour of such content. The text I removed is not encyclopaedic, and it would probably be better suited to Simple Wikibooks. It could be made accessible via a link in an external links section in this article. J Di 17:36, 22 December 2006 (UTC)

Please refer to my comment made June 21. I am fully aware of the position of not giving medical advice. However, I do not think this policy applies here. The information presented (removed/readded) is basically what people need to learn when the take their driver's license tests. Also, failing to aid a person in need is a criminal offense in many countries. Doing something wrong while administering emergency aid usually is not (unless, its deliberate; with the intent of causing harm). -- Eptalon 16:38, 23 December 2006 (UTC)
The policy applies to Wikipedia, and the page does not say that any pages are exempt from it. en:Wikipedia:What Wikipedia is not says that "Wikipedia articles should not include instructions or advice (legal, medical, or otherwise), suggestions, or contain "how-to"s" (emphasis mine). Wikipedia is an encyclopaedia. Wikibooks is a collection of instructional textbooks, so it is probably the best place for this content. J Di 17:10, 23 December 2006 (UTC)
I am "escalating"/moving this to Simple Talk. Some policies from en do not apply here. I think letting the users decide what they want is better than to each have our own views, and not sharing. —This unsigned comment was added by Eptalon (talkcontribs) 19:11, December 23, 2006 (UTC)