A certain amount of woo here

Healthcare systems don’t just include hospitals and clinics. They also include the educational institutions that teach our health professionals. Hence, there is also a need to see change and innovation in the academy for medical and other health professionals’ curriculum.

As a doctor, I have embraced disruption and have chosen to reject conventional medical training pathways. I have been drawn to the public health space because I recognised a need to look at health at a systemic level.

Just as there is a strong need for doctors to be “on the ground” disrupting systems in health services, there is an equally persistent need to be disrupting systems through education, research and advocacy.

We are beginning to see universities championing First Peoples’ leadership in these areas, allowing for a process of decolonising medical curriculum and the way medicine is presented to future doctors. This type of disruptive innovation follows one simple principle. Equity.

Equity in healthcare is providing care that meets the needs of all and is inclusive of individual circumstances and values of health.

It’s not pneumonia, you’re just not properly connected to the Dreamtime.

Wonder if Rupert knows his money is being used this way? Yes, she does work for the Murdoch Children’s Research summat and yes, Rupes did fund it.

12 thoughts on “A certain amount of woo here”

  1. Bloke in North Dorset

    Hold the bells. We’re in a two state universe which is unstable. My desktop is currently on the new site and my iPad on the old. Earlier it was the other way round.

  2. “Aboriginal community controlled health organisations have been incorporating First Peoples’ unique worldview and practice of health for the last 40-plus years (or 60,000-plus years if we’re acknowledging the traditional healthcare provided long before this)…One exemplary example is from Adelaide, where one hospital provides traditional healers, known as Ngangkari, to patients, so that both methods of healing are delivered within the same service…Ngaree Blow is a Yorta-Yorta, Noonuccal, Goreng Goreng woman and doctor.”

    Or in brief: by disrupting white devil medical science, I signal my anti-racist virtue and guilt-trip whitey into funding me.

  3. Quantum uncertainty innit?

    The website exists in every possible state.

    It’s only when you fire up your browser that you know what format you’re gonna get..

  4. To quote from Damian Thompsons excellent book ‘Counterknowledge’: “There are only two types of medicine. That which works and that which doesn’t”.

  5. The only line savages lead is to the cooking pot.

    But by all means let the author of the quoted crap have any serious illness that might come her way treated by the methods of the First People. Except they weren’t first and likely murdered off all those who were there ahead of them. See Maori and red-headed New Zealand inhabitants.

  6. Education on not stereotyping people and understanding different cultures is something that is growing in healthcare and long overdue, sending people home from emergency because they are ‘native’ so must be drunk shouldn’t happen.

  7. There has been an increasing movement worldwide to allow ‘aboriginal’ people more say over their healthcare, given the propensity of central govt planning to screw up that’s not a bad thing.
    Letting a community decide that using funding to fix their water supply rather than build a new health centre is a much better outcome than federal govt just working to some abstract plan.
    While there is some ‘woo’ its usually better than letting large govt waste the money on pet projects and usually less ‘woo’ than the central govt has these days with diversity advisers etc

  8. a process of decolonising medical curriculum and the way medicine is presented to future doctors

    I tried Google Translate: Guardian to English translate not available

    @BiG

    Is “decolonising medical curriculum” not teaching about the Colon, renaming the Colon? Going full witch doctor and teaching “leaves the ileum and then magically reappears in the rectum”?

  9. ‘Healthcare systems don’t just include hospitals and clinics. They also include the educational institutions that teach our health professionals.’

    There is no such system. The wish for a system is a desire to control it. Each entity she lists is independent. They talk to each other, but they are under no ‘system’ control.

    ‘Hence’

    Wut? Nothing follows from her assertion.

    ‘There is also a need to see change and innovation in the academy for medical and other health professionals’ curriculum.’

    Based on what?

    ‘Equity in healthcare is providing care that meets the needs of all and is inclusive of individual circumstances and values of health.’

    I don’t think Man has printed enough money to pay for that yet.

    Who decides the ‘need?’

    My niece, a nationally known pediatrician, once told me of a woman bringing child to the emergency room for a mosquito bite. She said she demonstrated for her how to scratch.

    ‘As a doctor, I have embraced disruption and have chosen to reject conventional medical training pathways.’

    Good for you. You won’t be a doctor much longer. Hard to keep your license when you embrace disruption and reject conventional medical training pathways.

  10. @Gamecock

    +1

    My niece, a nationally known paediatrician, once told me of a woman bringing child to the emergency room for a mosquito bite. She said she demonstrated for her how to scratch.

    The child needed to be taught how to scratch?

    Birds, dogs, rodents etc don’t need to be taught how to scratch

    All this H&S nonsense and “if it saves one…” has destroyed human Darwinian evolution.

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