Doctors told not to use descriptive terms such as ‘morbidly obese’

Doctors told not to use descriptive terms such as ‘morbidly obese’
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (Image: YouTube screen grab)

The woke hive mind has taken over an evergrowing number of key institutions in America. That includes the American Medical Association and many medical schools. Campus Reform reports on one manifestation of their wokeness and push for mindless conformity:

The American Medical Association (AMA) and the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) have jointly published a language guide that tells readers to no longer use the words “handicapped,” “morbidly obese,” or “homeless.”

Rather, the document, “Advancing Health Equity: A Guide to Language, Narrative and Concepts,” stipulates that these terms should be referred to as “people who are experiencing (condition or disability type).” …

[Similarly, a] CDC guide suggests replacing “smokers” with “people who smoke” and “alcoholics” with “persons with alcohol use disorder.” Similar to the AMA’s guide, they recommend swapping “homeless people” for “people experiencing homelessness” or “persons who are not securely housed.” [RELATED: American Medical Association declares racism a ‘public health threat’]

…Additionally, the AMA argues that “social justice” is the appropriate alternative for “fairness.”

“Fairness is a hope for an outcome,” the guide states. “In the legal system, one could say that each side in a trial having a lawyer to represent them is fair. But the justice system may favor the wealthy over the poor.”

The AMA’s guide is directed at medical and healthcare workers, a field undergoing politically correct reconstructive surgery for the first time.

“The dominant narratives in American medicine and society reflect the values and interests of the historically more privileged socioeconomic groups—white, heterosexual, able-bodied, cisgendered, male, wealthy, English-speaking, Christian, U.S.-born,” said AMA President Gerald E. Harmon, M.D. said in an Oct. 28 statement.

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