In the interest of "cultural safety", Australian nurses and midwives are required to acknowledge their "white priviledge" in relation to Aboriginals or Torres Straight Islanders.
"Nurses and midwives fought the board in November last year when it was revealed a draft of the new code of conduct replaced references to “woman-centred care” with “person-centred care”."
Somehow, I don't think Australian midwives would need to style their practice “person-centred care” unless and until XY-chromosomed persons start having babies, maybe after a uterus transplant operation.
The midwives were perfectly right to have fought this piece of abject idiocy.
I guess the Nightingale pledge just didn't make the cut down under. :)
Apparently not. :)
when was the first time you heard the term white privilege. i'm pretty sure it started in the 60's or a little before.. but It laid dormant thru the 80's and 90's so much so that I never heard of it in school.. then 10 years ago it started up again.. people we are fighting the same battles we won 40 years ago.. now we have terms like white guilt( reverse racism) ((which is really not a thing it's just normal racism).. If your non racist like myself and you've had a feeling of "white guilt " you are unknowingly being racist. do you think American Germans should feel " Nazi guilt" no they shouldn't and they don't.
American Germans don't, but Germans have been brought up with it, just as American whites have with the guilt over slavery. That doesn't mean all feel it, but some do, and many try to keep these generational guilts going. Way I figure it is if I do something to someone...that's on me, otherwise it's history.
yeah my actions speck for me much better then someone else's
I wasn't sure either, what "cultural safety" is supposed to mean, so I went ahead and tried to find out. It doesn't sound so unreasonable to me, the idea of it.
Nurses or midwives having to acknowledge their "white privilege" somehow though, does sound unreasonable, whether they are required to announce or say it..or not.
Thanks for the link. Personally, I consider all that SOP.
As in what do they do? How do you acknowledge your white privilege? When you see a person of color you apologize for being white, whip yourself 3 times and kiss their feet?
Good questions, Sunny.
I'm just sick of this masochistic bullcrap what are we supposed to do? To punish ourselves for the sins of the past and put ourselves down for some idiotic fanatics?
Apparently that is what we are supposed to do. I refuse. If I do something wrong, I'll own it...otherwise, not.
Do you notice the picture here? It seems progressiveness in practice means you can break your own values as long as it opposes something you dont like.
Yup. But then they aren't really values, are they? Just dog whistles.
I think the new code is great, as far as it goes.
People whose ancestors weren't shipped there as prisoners need to be apologized to, also.
After all, they were forcibly removed from the homeland of their parents, due to no fault of their own. Sort of like the DACA apologist policy of America.
"People whose ancestors weren't shipped there as prisoners need to be apologized to, also."
To whom are you referring?
If the DACA kids want an apology for being "forcibly removed from the homeland of their parents"... they should look to their parents for the apology.
We should apologize to EVERYBODY.
I bet it was our fault the ancient people crossed the Siberian Crossing.
We probably chased them off the continent, rather than them following game animals.
Ahhh, for the good ol' days when we could make entire civilizations disappear in such a way that people STILL don't know what happened to them.
Anasazi (cliff dwellers)? Us.
We've been apologizing to everybody. It's time we stopped.