Primum non nocere is a Latin phrase that means “first, do no harm.”

The doctors at Boston Children’s Hospital seem to have lost sight of a lesson that is as old as the medical profession itself.

As we transition to The Dougherty Report, we’ve learned of a situation in Boston that is disturbing and should be alarming to every parent.  Ten months ago, a 15- year-old girl was removed from the custody of her parents and is being held at Boston Children’s Hospital.  It’s Christmas Day, and instead of this child being free to enjoy the day with her family, she’s under the constant surveillance of hospital personnel.

CLICK HERE to hear what I had to say about the situation as she spends Christmas Day 2013 locked away in the hospital.

Attorney/author Beth Allison Maloney recently appeared on the show to describe how this child was removed from her parents and is now among a group of five children in the same situation at the same hospital over the last eighteen months.

About elizabethd

Almost every talk show host has the dream of national syndication, Elizabeth Dougherty has accomplished it.  This Bishop Moore High School and NYIT grad grew up listening to Orlando radio and now hosts her own syndicated show "The Dougherty Report."  In 2010, Dougherty created the "Florida Favors Radio Show” and "Food Nation Radio Network" to talk about food, restaurants, trends and evolving food safety policies. Sensing the need to cover more relevant subjects, she changed the name and focus of the program to “The Dougherty Report” and developed an entertaining yet informative show that discusses social issues and public policy.  The show is about people, not politics, and Dougherty breaks down for listeners the collusion between government and big business versus the average citizen.  Having spent years among representatives on Capitol Hill, networking in one of the most private business clubs in D.C. and a former member of Reagan's Presidential Roundtable, Elizabeth brings an insider perspective to share with her audience on "The Dougherty Report."