Well, I've been a (U.S.) soldier's wife for almost thirty years now and have seen no blind obedience and plenty of questioning. When someone has tried to abuse power, others have stood up to him . . . or her. People using a simplistic turn of phrase like that -- to manipulate behavior, of all things -- just make themselves sound like heedless, knuckle-dragging asswipes. I would think those of us who disparage that kind of use of terminology would be able to avoid generalizing about an entire profession.
As for, umm, "incentivizing" medical situations, when my 24 and 21 year-old sons were much younger a nurse was discussing their food allergies with me. I mentioned that we sent safe treats in to school for when someone brought food for parties, etc., and the nurse said, "Great idea! It's important to reward them when they don't eat something they might be allergic to." O_o
Empty-nesting SAHM to DS1 (1989) and DS2 (1992). Caregiver to my mother (1930). Married to DH since 1986.