Speaking from a non-male perspective, but as a woman of color, I EXPECT some patients to wish to be cared for by someone else. I just started as a student so I too do not have a lot of experience. However, I am in full agreement with having absolutely NOTHING to do with patients that do not want me to care for him/her
. In all honesty, that would make my day! :smiletea2:
Do we have the right to refuse patients?
I prefer not to work with a bigot
if he/she does not have the guts to inform my instructor that he/she is uncomfortable with me but decides to act like a jerk the entire time
I am working with him/her.
I know I will have difficult patients and I must learn to deal with them so it may not be possible for me to refuse to give care. However, I am asking this question beause I am curious to read responses. Thanks!