Anti-Authoritarians in the Medical Profession: A Critical Need to “Question Authority”

Seriously, WTF is the matter with you people?

Disrupted Physician

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Anti-authoritarians question whether an authority is a legitimate one before taking that authority seriously.  images-24To evaluate the legitimacy of  an authority it is necessary to:
1. Assess whether they actually know what they are talking about.   
2. Assess whether the authorities are honest in their intentions.
When anti-authoritarians assess an authority to be illegitimate, they challenge and resist that authority.
There is a paucity of anti-authoritarianism in the medical community concerning groups that have gained tremendous sway in the regulation of the medical profession.    There is, in fact, an absence of anti-authoritarian questioning  of  what is essentially illegitimate and irrational authority.
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Most doctors are unaware of the impact these organizations have had on both the regulation of the medical profession and social control of individual doctors.  Through “moral entrepreneurship” and “bent science” these groups have successfully swayed both policy-makers and the public to support an agenda not supported by reality…

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3 thoughts on “Anti-Authoritarians in the Medical Profession: A Critical Need to “Question Authority”

  1. Hi Michael,
    to question ‘decent’ (i.e. entrenched) authority in easy goin’, laid-back (i.e. conformist, servile) Australia (Turnbull’s experience the other day with Trump is an excellent example), particularly at the top end of the medical profession (professors, surgeons) immediately attracts vicious, team-work reprisal. As one who believes that everything should always be questioned, I often think that beneath the thick walrus fat of affluence in Australia there is a strong tendency to fascism.

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  2. I think “Authority” is a dictatorial word for our modern times. Leadership is a better word. Leadership that is honest, fair and value based. Any leadership must have empathy and compassion for the daily challenges colleagues face. The term employees must also be trashed. Any company will succeed in a world of equality if all of us practice team work with respect and dignity. This is the world we need and deserve.

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