Over the weekend.... - page 4

I really don't even know how to word this question, so I will apologize in advance if I misword what I am trying to say. I work at a hospital and encountered something over the weekend with one of... Read More

  1. by   SharonH, RN
    Originally posted by Susy K
    HappeeWendy:

    I agree with what you are saying here, but, whether this guy is having issues or not, they should be reserved for his private home. "Expressing oneself" is not something that should be done on the job, in a professional environment, and at a profession that deals with other people.
    I agree, some females look ridiculous as well, and I think that is just as sad.

    This reminds me of an instance that a friend was telling me about. She was working with a CNA who was black and about 40 years old. The CNA was taking care of a 80 year old white woman who was a GYN surgical who was overflow from the med/surg unit to OB. The CNA helped the woman to the bathroom and such, and the 80 year old replied, in the nicest way possible, "You're such a nice ******." And the CNA replied by doing a curtsey and stating, in a southern drawl, "thank ya Mame." We thought that was the best thing to say, recognizing that this 80 year old was brought up with the notion that this term was acceptable.

    I know it has nothing to do with anything - but it was funny.

    Oh ya'll thought that was the best way to respond? HAHA, that's funny. Since that word has never been an acceptable way to refer to another human being, and since even in the South, it has not been acceptable to openly call others by that name for at least 30 years, I say ya'll were letting that old bag off rather nicely. She would have had to get another CNA because it wouldn't have been me. That story is so NOT cute!
  2. by   hapeewendy
    sharon - EXACTLY!
    couldnt have said it better, obviously I attempted to but failed miserably!
    like I said in my previous post, patients are people they come with all their prejudices etc
    it just seems like the predjudices of the patients bothered by this gay nurse seem to be acceptable whereas if the patient spouted off feelings of being uncomfortable with a female nurse, or a nurse of a different culture to theirs or an obese nurse , the nurses would surely be talking to eachother saying "can you believe mr so and so wanting to pick and choose his nurses?"
  3. by   hpyrn
    Hey I work with a openly lesbian nurse who openly calls those of us who are hetrosexual "BREEDERS" as if thats not how it is supposed to be. I accept homosexuality, I dont care what anyone does at home in their life but dont bring it to work weather its fights with your husband or what, I dont appreciate it as most others dont.
  4. by   SharonH, RN
    Originally posted by hapeewendy
    sharon - EXACTLY!
    couldnt have said it better, obviously I attempted to but failed miserably!
    like I said in my previous post, patients are people they come with all their prejudices etc
    it just seems like the predjudices of the patients bothered by this gay nurse seem to be acceptable whereas if the patient spouted off feelings of being uncomfortable with a female nurse, or a nurse of a different culture to theirs or an obese nurse , the nurses would surely be talking to eachother saying "can you believe mr so and so wanting to pick and choose his nurses?"

    No happeewendy, you said it right the first time.
    Last edit by SharonMH31 on Mar 27, '02
  5. by   shay
    Originally posted by hapeewendy

    shay - we agreed on many points actually, I wouldnt find it acceptable for anyone gay straight or otherwise to overdose it on the makeup
    I wouldnt feel a straight man was any worse for doing it because he isnt gay
    WHEW!! Yes!! Exactly!!! I am so glad to read that.

    That's my only point here.

    Yeah, you're gonna have some bigoted patients out there who don't want a male nurse or female or gay or black or whatever taking care of them.

    However, I don't think that's the case here....it's that he was wearing makeup, and not because he's got a skin condition. Whatever his reason, it was inappropriate to do at work.

    That's all. Hapeewendy, we see eye to eye on this one, so peace, I'm out.

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