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The American Medical Association recently released a guide on “Advancing Health Equity” that promotes how to fight for critical race theory, includes a list of words not to say and their “equity-focused alternatives,” and criticizes concepts like “meritocracy,” “individualism” and the “‘free’ market.”

The 55-page document released on Oct. 28 cites a guide by the organization Race Forward for how to advocate for critical race theory (CRT), which is called “Guide to Counter-Narrating the Attacks on Critical Race Theory.”

The article goes on to state the following:

The health equity guide argues physicians cannot eliminate “health inequities” by “focus[ing] only on individuals, their behavior or their biology.” It says they instead must focus on language and collective political circumstances of certain groups.


In a preface to the guide, the American Medical Association (AMA) writes,”Given the deep divides that exist between groups in the United States, understanding and empathy can be extremely challenging for many because of an inability to really ‘walk a mile in another’s shoes’ in a racialized sense. Collectively, we have an opportunity and obligation to overcome these fissures and create spaces for understanding and healing.”

CLICK HERE to view the entire document, which Fox News has included in their report.

On Tuesday, AMA touted the new guidelines, tweeting, “The words we use matter. Designed for docs and other health care pros, Advancing Health Equity: A Guide to Language, Narrative and Concepts provides guidance and promotes a deeper understanding of equity-focused, first-person language and its importance.”

In the article promoting the new language guidelines, the AMA wrote:

Physicians instinctively know the power of our words. They must be clear but also precise; they must convey empathy but also understanding. Above all, our words must demonstrate our competence and our confidence when counseling our patients or their families about a difficult diagnosis. Our words matter because trust is foundational in the patient-physician relationship.

This thinking is central to the broader work of the American Medical Association in advancing racial justice and equity in medicine. By acknowledging how long-standing practices and beliefs have negatively influenced the health of millions in the U.S. and shaped the unequal health system that exists today, we take steps toward a more equitable future. So too must we continuously reexamine the role of language and question the long-held dominant narratives that exacerbate inequities in health care.

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.

These narratives have been deeply rooted in value systems and ingrained in cultural practices that have given preference to the interests of society’s most powerful social groups. But they can also be wielded as a weapon to oppress others.

In another Twitter post on Tuesday, the AMA posted an article about “5 steps #privatepractices can take to advance #healthequity.”

Writer Jesse Singal posted a Twitter thread with commentary on the newly-released guide from the AMA:

The American Medical Association has just released “Advancing Health Equity: A Guide to Language, Narrative and Concepts,” a strange document that calls for doctors to insert progressive politics into even plain statements of fact.

After the lengthy “Land And Labor Acknowledgement” — new to me but apparently the evolution of the land acknowledgement — the document quickly lays out guidelines that would make it very hard for doctors to write or speak clearly.

For example, the word ‘vulnerable’ is out. You’re not supposed to say “vulnerable groups,” because this doesn’t communicate progressive political beliefs. Try “Groups that have been economically/socially marginalized.”

The document doesn’t have any guidelines for doctors who don’t think each and every instance of ‘vulnerability’ can be tied direcly to injusice, but that sort of seems to be the point: to expurgate any language that *could be interpreted* as anything but progressive.

Another example I find telling: “People who do not seek healthcare” is to be replaced with ” People with limited access to (specific service/resource).” But poor people don’t always know what services they have access to — this is a pretty well-known thing. So in some cases,

yes, they fail to seek healthcare, and it just isn’t quite accurate to say they don’t *have access* to it. In an attempt to make sure the language is 1000% on board with a fairly coherent vision of progressivism, this guide makes it harder for doctors to speak clearly.

I don’t think any of this is binding, but it’s really striking that the AMA would spend so much of its time creating a document trying to get everyone to sound like a graduate of an elite school, often at they expense of clarity and accuracy.

Read literally — and keep in mind that this style of writing and thinking is so muddled that you’e going to have a bad time if you do that — the AMA seems to be saying that a paralyzed person who “does not identify as having a disability” is not disabled.

An epidemiologist DMs to say “We are not allowed to call it ‘violent victimization’. JAMA Psych forced us to call it ‘subjection to violence’ and JAMA Pediatrics ‘experiencing violence’. … harder for us to get cited by criminologists who won’t search for the made up names.”

Using language that likely wouldn’t be endorsed by many or most members of the group in question, for Inclusion.

It’s nice out and I’m going to touch grass, but last thing I’ll say is that the weirdest corner of DEI provides a growing number of full-blown careers, and one of the ways these folks justify their professional existence is the backlash to their weird, stilted language.

This AMA thing is obviously going to cause some outrage but the response to the outrage is never “Huh, maybe we should try to reflect mainstream America a bit more,” but “This just proves people don’t get it and require more Education.” It’s a very clever business model.

Got two tabs open: Rapidly flipping between the AMA’s guide to improving health equity by using stilted woke language and the garbage NY State Of Health page I’m force dto buy insurance from b/c the AMA helped fight off a public option

“The introduction of a new public plan threatens to restrict patient choice by driving out private insurers, which currently provide coverage for nearly 70 percent of Americans.”

Really infuriating, man.

55% of Americans support M4A (despite endless demonization), and ~68% — an overwhelming majority by US political standards — support a public option.

These policies are off the table because of powerful groups like the AMA.

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9 COMMENTS

  1. Remember the question: “If you can’t trust
    your doctor who can you trust?” Well the AMA can kiss my grits. After all the pendulum swinging with covid I believe more and more people are doing research on their doctors and THAT is a very good thing. Not all of us are so old that we have forgotten Hitler’s Germany. We read and investigate.

  2. The AMA does not represent all doctors. I’m sure many older docs will reject this. This programming is going to affect the younger doctors coming into practice who in large part will not be white as the white students are not being given the opportunity to go to med school like other races who are given preferential treatment regardless of qualification via affirmative action in schools. This will lead to even less competent doctors in the future. Best bet is to do all in your power to stay well – so much is related to good lifestyle practices and prevention such as avoiding exposure to chemicals in your food and water, and products you buy which can overwhelm your body’s ability to function well (detox organs like the liver). Many health problems are related to how we live and then there are many issues caused by the medications that are even properly prescribed. So being able to avoid doctors is also a good lifestyle health practice. I only go to them if I break something. Don’t trust them. Do your own research and go to alternative health practitioners if possible. They are not under the AMA cabal’s sphere of influence. Words of warning from a former/retired R.N.
    Over the past year I think many more ppl realize and see how this medical- pharmaceutical industrial complex works. It’s all about the money, and now pushing the globalist agenda to destroy this country & play into the demise of white ppl and any remnant of western culture in the U.S.

  3. And this is why they are pushing the jab they are part of the problem . Shame on them I guess the motto do no harm is gone . What your doctors people they smell of communism now.

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