Nursing, No Longer A White Woman's Job? - page 7

Discussion overheard at lunch today: ER RN (white female) "discussing" her opinion with Respiratory Therapist (white, male) and EMT (black, male) that within 10-years white women will no longer be... Read More

  1. by   SharonH, RN
    Brownie, you, kbaldwin, and SKM-NURSIEPOOH were all making a lot of sense.
  2. by   Brownms46
    Originally posted by Dez
    ANYTIME BROWNIE! I was thinking that the last thread that had to do with racial issues but did not comment. Glad I did this time
    I'm glad you did too! But there are times when I have started to response to something...and then just.. said oooh why bother... I guess I should have someting those times two
  3. by   Brownms46
    Originally posted by SharonMH31
    Brownie, you, kbaldwin, and SKM-NURSIEPOOH were all making a lot of sense.
    You're are so very correct SharonMH31! Though I don't totally agee with everything that has been written here. I do agree that those who wish to discuss it, should be allowed to, as long as there is no name calling going on. This topic can and should be discussed with open minds. Otherwise no one hears or listens to the other..
  4. by   LasVegasRN
    Originally posted by Brownms46
    ...those who wish to discuss it, should be allowed to, as long as there is no name calling going on. This topic can and should be discussed with open minds. Otherwise no one hears or listens to the other..
    Well said, Brownie. :angel2:
  5. by   Brownms46
    Thank you Las VegasRN...with the cuttie ba tutie there with ya..
  6. by   KBaldwinLVN
    originally posted by nannanurse
    i don't care if my nurse (when i need one) is male,female or alittle of both....i don't care if they are a 'certian' color or a mixture of many. (insert photo of ellis island here and play 'god bless america' in the background)
    i'm just thankful i am a nurse....proud as heck...i'm thankful that we have caring, comitted nurses......and i don't give a hoot what color, what race, what sex or what religion they are!!
    i admire what you are saying, and i elect you as president of the "educate america" foundation . your ideas are great, lord knows we'd appreciate your enthusiasm, but unfortunately, there are those that would cringe if i introduced my smiling, willing and able sienna kissed face as their nurse for the night. they are the ones that do care who i am based only by the color of my skin. some may ask for another nurse, or even my supervisor. i love that one - i go get my filipino supervisor so they can start all over again.

    i know, that's somewhat "ugly", but what can i say...racism is ugly.

    take care,
    kb.
  7. by   mlolsonny
    Originally posted by SmilingBluEyes
    frankly i would not care the color, creed, religious conviction, sexual orientation or age of the person caring for me as long as he/she is competent and caring. and if we cannot draw such people into the profession from our own country, demand will make it such that they will come from overseas....it is happening already. like i said, competence and caring....they are what matter to me. not the other "stuff".
  8. by   micro
    nannanurse.......
    I don't remember entering a race either.......but I have to, or do i check a certain box when asked to.........
    actuallly I am probably a heinz 57 with a lil' genetic twist thrown in myself.........
    and yes, I have also dealt and had discrimation directed my way, but not to the degree that I know many have.....but it does stay with you and does strike a cord, when you hear in bantered about so callously.......
    which is not the case with this thread of recent.............

    to ignore that discrimation doesn't occur, is not factual, but to know that the majority of nurses, health care workers, and even administrations do not participate in this is good to know.......
    .....now i hope i am speaking a truth as to the last paragraph, or I am at least living in a positive thought.........

    love to all,
    micro and out
  9. by   Brownms46
    Micro... You're always a positive thought..
  10. by   micro
    if we all could just live in the love and peace that should unite all mankind'
  11. by   KBaldwinLVN
    Originally posted by micro
    if we all could just live in the love and peace that should unite all mankind'

    "Applause"

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