More Professional Appropriation

The above image was recently seen on FB. It was from a magazine in Oregon. It says:

(My doctor) is a Nurse Practitioner

This is confusing for patients but that was the point, right? NPO, who sponsors and put out this ad, is the Nurse Practitioners of Oregon. This is deliberate.

This has to stop. Now.

When NPs ask about the tension growing between them and us they need to know that this type of PROFESSIONAL APPROPRIATION is the major cause of it. And they are the source, not us.

Read our last article on the subject.

Please know the term PROFESSIONAL APPROPRIATION and explain to the world this is just wrong.

Protect patients. Protect our profession.

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  7 comments for “More Professional Appropriation

  1. CGallMD
    December 24, 2019 at 2:34 pm

    Bring it back to the very primary concern…Public Safety. This false narrative is being promoted with an obvious intent to deceive. If physicians don’t unite and speak up, refuse to supervise, refuse to be shadowed…we will be complicit with facilitating non physicians to deceive and harm patients. This appropriation is driven by financial and political forces. Propaganda. Expose it.

  2. LJSlossMD
    December 24, 2019 at 1:15 pm

    Gresham’s Law of Medicine?

  3. Pat
    December 24, 2019 at 10:23 am

    As noted in the previous back-and-forths, this is the mindless egalitarianism that is fueled by feelings, and founded on poor self-esteem. Of course they would place that ad above the ‘Q Center’ logo, trying to style themselves in the public eye as reaching out to the disaffected, marginalized and downtrodden in the same tone with which the LELT’s proclaim their inestimable goodness for working in “underserved areas,” which increasingly will come to be mean toney suburban minute clinics wedged in between the local Target and Starbucks.

    What a load.

  4. Steve O'
    December 24, 2019 at 8:42 am

    Professional appropriation is merely part of the culture. IF people will bother to pay attention, they will see that American Healthcare is to vacuum out the income from the middle-class who make and do and build things, and send it to the ends of the economic spectrum, who don’t.

    All things that are unsustainable, end.

    Laurance J. Peter
    They can counterfeit titles, but not skills. When the national debt, now $190,000 per taxpayer, gets called, what happens? The economy is only sustained by QE, which has manufactured de novo $3.7 trillion over the last ten years, and is continuing to print money from nothing. The entire American economy is based on the pretense that the inevitable fate of explosives is to explode, and when you create something from nothing, the chants and magic whistles used to do so will be forgotten. The practice of medicine may someday become a shadowy cottage industry, but one unforgiving of fraud and deceit.

    • Steve O'
      December 24, 2019 at 9:11 am

      [Gonzo journalism involves lightning-fast writing; the grammar doesn’t catch up usually. Sorry. Let’s try:
      The entire American economy is based on ignoring the inevitable fate of explosives is to explode. Sooner or later the repo man comes, and when you pretend to create something from nothing, the chants and magic whistles used enact the solemn ceremony will be forgotten when the shit hits the windmill.
      PS: On Stockman’s economics site, I notice in this chart that the auto loan 90-day delinquency is 12%, and the credit card delinquency is 8%. Used to be these rates sat at 2.5% at the end of the last century. Lotta job openings for the repo man.

      • Rick
        December 24, 2019 at 2:59 pm

        Steve, no apologies necessary for errors. We all do it. We all get it. We don’t judge. Except for those who have no lives! LOL

  5. Frank Lawler
    December 24, 2019 at 8:42 am

    This is a microaggression. How about protecting my safe space?

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