Australia: Nurses protest new code of conduct that requires ritual ‘white privilege’ apology with patients

Australia: Nurses protest new code of conduct that requires ritual ‘white privilege’ apology with patients

[Ed. – This regulated health care thing is marvelous, isn’t it?  So much gratifying news, we’re running out of file images.]

Nurses and midwives around the country must now adhere to a new code of conduct with a section specifically dedicated to “culture” and which details white Australians’ inherent privilege “in relation to Aboriginal and Torres Straight [sic: Strait] Islanders”. …

“This is eye-watering stuff,” Graeme Haycroft from the Nurses Professional Association of Queensland told Sky News host Peta Credlin.

“We’re calling for the resignation of the chairman of the board (Associate Professor Lynette Cusack) because she’s put her name to it and it’s unacceptable.”

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Credlin called it “almost too hard to believe”. “Before (a midwife) delivers a baby to an indigenous woman she’s supposed to put her hands up and say: ‘I need to talk to you about my white privilege’, not about my infection control, my qualifications or my training as a midwife?” she asked Mr Haycroft.

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