Friday, September 3, 2010

The Injustice of "Social Justice" in Medicine

Beth Haynes, founder of The Black Ribbon Project, wrote an excellent post rebutting the ethics of "social justice" which "the AMA is actively working in conjunction with Association of American Medical Colleges to inculcate [in] young physicians." This "social justice" movement goes hand in hand with efforts to turn doctors into indentured servants - placid appendages of the nascent state health bureaucracy. I hope her efforts, and those of others, continue to awaken the medical profession to the ethics of individualism and the politics of liberty and individual rights.

3 comments:

Mo said...

i always thought social justice was just wealth redistribution in disguise.

HaynesBE said...

Doug,
Thanks for the link.

Mo-- you've identified it exactly.

I also posted this on Sermo, an on-line phsyican forum. I was able to tie it into a vigorous discussion of a recent article in the Annals of Internal Medicine. This article, written by Zeke Emanuel and Nancy-Ann DeParle, sparked quite the outrage on Sermo, and in the comments on the Annals webpage. It's worth checking out.
"The ACA and the Future of Clinical Medicine".

Mo said...

sounds like a moth-piece for the government policies basically.