LGBT Discrimination by Nurses?

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    I always read everything with a skeptical eye, so when I saw this I thought, "This can't be the entire story."

    Thoughts?

    Recently, while visiting my partner, Christian, in New Jersey’s Saint Barnabas Behavioral Health Center, we both experienced the heartbreaking and embarrassing experience of being openly discriminated against by members of the nursing staff because we are in a gay relationship.
    Read story in its entirety: http://www.thepetitionsite.com/930/8...t-in-hospital/

    The couple is threatening to sue the hospital system.

    My only thought if the facility has a no contact policy perhaps the nurses in question didn't see the grandparents?
    Last edit by sirI on Jul 31, '12 : Reason: edited for copyright purposes/provided link
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    I have moved this thread from news to Patient relations. Article quoted is from a Petition site, not a news paper.

    My thoughts:
    a. Patient is in a behavioral health setting.
    b. If in for drug or achohol treatment, "kissing" has been done by spouses/significant other to pass drugs from one person to another.

    Much more to this story...
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    I've been hospitalized quite a bit on multiple psych wards:

    a) I have never been on a unit where nurses had control of a patient's visitor list. In fact, the only experience I've had where a patient did not have control over a visitor's list was on an adolescent unit. (Although I'd imagine that involuntary admits are different as well?)

    b) No-contact, even between established heterosexual married couples, is more annoyingly common than you'd think.
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    Quote from NRSKarenRN
    I have moved this thread from news to Patient relations. Article quoted is from a Petition site, not a news paper.

    My thoughts:
    a. Patient is in a behavioral health setting.
    b. If in for drug or achohol treatment, "kissing" has been done by spouses/significant other to pass drugs from one person to another.

    Much more to this story...
    First - thank you very much for the help. The story originated in my news feed on Facebook and I was looking for news coverage, but it appears this just happened recently.

    It seems to me when reading the story that the complainant was already irked over the comment "partner in crime," which in my opinion is a tad hypersensitive.


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