No field of endeavor is left unmolested by moonbattery — not even nursing and midwifery. From Australia:
Peak nursing and midwifery governing bodies will adopt existing international codes to guide ethical behaviour and decision making in March this year, including guidelines for car for minority groups.
A section of the new code describes how nurses and midwives should “de-colonise” care practices for patients of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds.
“Cultural safety represents a key philosophical shift from providing care regardless of difference, to care that takes account of peoples’ unique needs,” the code which comes into effect on 1 March 2018 reads.
Physical safety is part of the racist old world that saw patients as individuals. That world must be destroyed. In utopia, we will have cultural safety instead.
“It requires nurses and midwives to undertake an ongoing process of self-reflection and cultural self-awareness, and an acknowledgement of how a nurse’s/midwife’s personal culture impacts on care.”
In other words, at the expense of focusing on the technical aspects of their trade, nurses and midwives are to have their noses rubbed in their supposed “white privilege.”
In relation to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health, cultural safety provides a de-colonising model of practice based on dialogue, communication, power sharing and negotiation, and the acknowledgment of white privilege.
Maybe instead of providing Aborigines with advanced medical care, nurses should wave bones over them and pronounce them cured. That way they can die of their ailments in a condition of cultural safety, as if wicked white people had never come along to spoil everything with their colonizing ways.
The new code of conduct will be adopted by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia, Australian College of Midwives (ACM), Australian College of Nursing and Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation.
Robert Conquest’s second rule of politics comes to mind once again. Any organization that is not explicitly right-wing, eventually becomes left-wing, even if it should have nothing whatsoever to do with politics.