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Old 07-26-2020, 02:39 PM
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I believe it would be considered odd if a member of the DRF was a burden to a hospital system in foreign country - not least in the middle of an epidemic.
Don't understand...? The family lives in France. They intend to live there for several years, maybe even for the rest of his life. Why would it be odd to be treated where he lives? He lives in Paris and it would be only natural to move him to a hospital there, if necessary.

It would be more odd to be treated in a completely foreign country, like, say Greece or the US after something had happened during a holiday or something.
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Old 07-26-2020, 02:45 PM
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Why would he be considered a burden to the French health system? Isn’t one of the points of being a EU citizen to have equal access to the healthcare system of all member countries? Although we are in the middle of a Covid pandemic, people still have other conditions too and should not be considered a burden for taking hospital beds because of their conditions.

Right now, the most important consideration should be the best interest of the patient. It is probably unadvisable if not outright impossible to remove him from France to Denmark given how recent his event and his operation were. I don’t think the medical team would agree to do that.

Furthermore,, given in this case the Covid pandemic, it may be recommended that the Queen stay in Denmark and do not go to France to visit Joachim, which might be a risk for her.
The EU-argument wont sell in DK.
Apart from that Joachim is not an average citizen. So being a man of means it would be more acceptable to transfer him to a private hospital in order not to be seen to burden the French taxpayers unnecessarily - should it be decided that at least a part of the treatment should take place in France.
It would also be seen a snub of the DK hospital system that a member of the first family in DK does not wish to be treated in DK. Especially as DK doctors are just as capable of treating Joachim.

Had it been me, who was a temporary resident of France it would be natural to continue my treatment in France. But I'm not a member of the DRF.

After all, I doubt a younger son of the US president would remain in DK, being treated at Danish hospitals - even if DK and USA had an agreement about mutual treatment of citizens.

Anyway, Danish doctors will take over.
There have been contacts between the hospital in Toulouse and Rigshospitalet, so I believe he will be transferred to Rigshospitalet as soon as possible.

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This is stunning news because he is so young. I hope he does not smoke and that Second-Hand Smoke is very bad for people.
Indeed!

I understand he gave up smoking in December - about time, since he has a son who is having severe allergy attacks.


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The procedure Joachim underwent is only fifteen years old.
Prior to that a major bloodcloth, like the one Joachim in all likelihood had, would have meant curtains. I.e. death or permanent severe disability.
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Old 07-26-2020, 03:37 PM
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It is good to know that Prince Joachim is doing as well as possible under these circumstances.

What is the reason that it is being taken for granted that he will be repatriated to Denmark as soon as feasible? Seeing as, as others pointed out, first-class medical treatment is accessible to him in France also, and he has established a home in that country.
Given that the reason for the longer stay in France officially was Joachim's new job, I guess it will depend on the seriousness of the situation. If it is expected that he we recover soon and fully, I expect him to still take up this post; and it would make some sense to stay in France (although there would be little reason not to go to Denmark instead - the main one against it being Henrik and Athena's schooling - the main one in favor being his elder sons living in Denmark and most likely wanting to visit their father a bit more regularly in these circumstances).

If they expectation is that he won't fully recover, it would make little sense to stay in France as Marie could still carry out engagements in Denmark and doesn't have a job in France - and again, all Joachim's children would be closer to him.

Nonetheless, there is precedent of a royal prince being treated in a different country, so I don't necessarily see that as a problem. After the first treatment in Austria prince Friso of the Newas treated for over a year in a London hospital - close to where his family lived (and still is living) - until he was brought to his mother's palace grounds when apparently it was clear that he wouldn't recover - where he spent his final weeks. However, a big difference is that they had been living in London for several years for both of their jobs and not recently moved for his job unlike Joachim and Marie.
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Old 07-26-2020, 03:44 PM
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AFAIR that was a private hospital in London.
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Old 07-26-2020, 04:11 PM
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AFAIR that was a private hospital in London.
It was Wellington Hospital, which is indeed an independent hospital. However, I don't know the system in France but in the Netherlands we don't make a distinction between public and private hospitals, so it didn't really occur to me that could be relevant. The relevant distinction would be university hospital / non-university hospital or whether it was some kind of specialized hospital (for example for cancer patients or patients that were severely burned).

I don't know how the French system works but without knowing all the complexities I would not automatically assume that having a patient that needs care in your hospital would be a burden to the French hospital system. Isn't that exactly what the hospital system is for?! And I assume there is a system that makes sure that the costs that go with it are paid somehow by the patient's insurance?! Why would it fall on the French taxpayers to pay for his bills?
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Old 07-26-2020, 04:37 PM
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Well, because once the initial life-saving treatment is over. Joachim is basically a foreign citizen taking up a bed and resources instead of a French citizen - who may not have the means to be transferred to a private hospital.

It's not a question of state run French hospitals being not being able to treat Joachim to the highest standard - they can!

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Expense wise I imagine Joachim on vacation has firstly a private personal insurance. He may also be covered by the EU health insurance card - which would cover free treatment and transport home from all over EU. (I'd have to check the specific details to be 100 % certain though.)
And there is also the possibility that he is covered by his employer - also during holidays - being stationed in France. The employer being the military.
- So in theory Joachim's treatment shouldn't cost him or the DRF a single €. Except for some special arrangements the DRF make, like home transport in a private plane.

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Every stroke specialist in DK, not away on holiday, has been contacted by the press to give an assessment. They vary a lot! Simply because the effect vary so much from patient to patient.
All agree though, that it's serious!
And all agree that within a couple of days the doctors will be able to gauge what after effects the patients will suffer from, and to what extent.
And small scale rehabilitation starts, well, about now.
There is also a general agreement that it will be unlikely that Joachim will not suffer from some sort of aftereffect (*) the question is what, to what extent and whether it will be permanent.

(*) I need to ask the English speakers here: It's how to translate the word "mén" The word covers the condition after say a trauma. Like limping after injuring your leg. Reduced sight on one eye after an injury or stroke. A paralyzed hand. - Or another "mén" - What is the English word?
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Old 07-26-2020, 04:57 PM
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(*) I need to ask the English speakers here: It's how to translate the word "mén" The word covers the condition after say a trauma. Like limping after injuring your leg. Reduced sight on one eye after an injury or stroke. A paralyzed hand. - Or another "mén" - What is the English word?
Perhaps side effect or disability.
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Old 07-26-2020, 05:00 PM
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Perhaps side effect or disability.
"Side effect" is more for expected and routine things, though it can be used like this. There's "consequence", if you want to be more formal.

I would say disability probably works best, in this case.
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Old 07-26-2020, 05:18 PM
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Thank you.

Disability it is then.
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Old 07-26-2020, 05:23 PM
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Disability is correct and not correct at the same time.

Loss of vision or a permanent limp are indeed physical disabilities. But in this case we are referring to them being caused by the illness/treatment. And in that context it would be proper to refer to them as a side effect of the illness.

If Joachim were to suffer from blindness in one eye, and you simply called it a disability, one would think it unrelated to this illness.
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Old 07-26-2020, 05:28 PM
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I am not a medical professional, but in regard to ordinary conversation, I agree that "effect", or "complication", would be more readily understood in this context than "disability".
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Old 07-26-2020, 05:32 PM
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Disability is correct and not correct at the same time.

Loss of vision or a permanent limp are indeed physical disabilities. But in this case we are referring to them being caused by the illness/treatment. And in that context it would be proper to refer to them as a side effect of the illness.

If Joachim were to suffer from blindness in one eye, and you simply called it a disability, one would think it unrelated to this illness.
If that's the issue, then I would go with "consequence" over "side effect", since the latter has somewhat mundane connotations. The issue with TBI is the outcomes being tricky and variable. No one knows what the consequences for Joachim might be at this point.
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Old 07-26-2020, 05:34 PM
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Let me clarify: "mén" is a long term or permanent after effect after a specific illness or injury.

It is also used to specify the level of injury or disability by the insurance companies, say 30 % "mén" after a traffic accident.

There has been a lot of talk about possible "mén" Joachim may have after this.
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Old 07-26-2020, 05:45 PM
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Let me clarify: "mén" is a long term or permanent after effect after a specific illness or injury.

It is also used to specify the level of injury or disability by the insurance companies, say 30 % "mén" after a traffic accident.

There has been a lot of talk about possible "mén" Joachim may have after this.
It would still be proper to call it a complication/side effect in that case.

It can be a chronic/permanent complication. For insurance purposes you are saying this 'disability' was caused by the illness/procedure in question. You are going to your insurance company and saying 'I now suffer blindness in one eye due to the brain surgery I underwent'. The blindness there for was a complication/side effect of the procedure.

There is a slight difference. Doctors will tell you when you have a procedure to expect this, this and this after (these are standardly referred to as side effects or less commonly consequence). But then there is 'there is a risk of.....' and that would more commonly be the 'complications'.
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This is stunning news because he is so young. I hope he does not smoke and that Second-Hand Smoke is very bad for people.
Yes he has always been a smoker that wa the first thing I thought of though apparently quit six months ago. Most people don’t realize strokes are what smoking can cause
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Old 07-26-2020, 05:58 PM
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Yes he has always been a smoker that wa the first thing I thought of though apparently quit six months ago. Most people don’t realize strokes are what smoking can cause
Unfortunately when you have the history and rate of smoking Joachim does, six months is not enough to reverse what you've already done, though it's undoubtedly beneficial he stopped.

Does anybody think this will affect his mother's smoking? (Probably not, though I assume she'll stop around him.)
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Hmm, okay.

But if Joachim suffers say permanent reduced functionality in his right arm, that would in Danish be an unspecified "mén."
So what would you use in that specific case?

Because it's a word I fear I'm going to translate often.

Example: Doctor XX said that although nothing is yet certain, Prince Joachim will have "mén" to some extent due to the damage the blood cloth left in his brain.

What word would you put in here?

Thanks in advance.
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Hmm, okay.

But if Joachim suffers say permanent reduced functionality in his right arm, that would in Danish be an unspecified "mén."
So what would you use in that specific case?

Because it's a word I fear I'm going to translate often.

Example: Doctor XX said that although nothing is yet certain, Prince Joachim will have "mén" to some extent due to the damage the blood cloth left in his brain.

What word would you put in here?

Thanks in advance.
Consequence[s].
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Old 07-26-2020, 06:16 PM
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Consequence[s].
I suggest “ sequelas” although it is not really an English word, but a borrowed one.
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Hmm, okay.

But if Joachim suffers say permanent reduced functionality in his right arm, that would in Danish be an unspecified "mén."
So what would you use in that specific case?

Because it's a word I fear I'm going to translate often.

Example: Doctor XX said that although nothing is yet certain, Prince Joachim will have "mén" to some extent due to the damage the blood cloth left in his brain.

What word would you put in here?

Thanks in advance.
Same thing: complication/side effect.

Even if its a permanent lifetime issue, as long as you can link it to the illness/treatment it would be a complication/side effect.

Complications can be temporary, they can be permanent, they can be permanent unless treated.


Its a disability in that you would be applying for 'long term disability'. But when filling out insurance you would be asked if it was something you were born with or the cause. The cause would be 'complication of'.
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