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- Jul 7, '12 by Tori11I am a nurse of color and I wouldn t care. Just honar the request. I had a patient refuse care from me because she felt I was too young. She also stated I listened to her lungs while she was on the phone......***** I was baffled by this but life goes on.
- Jul 10, '12 by MedChicaI'm a black female and would prefer that the racists be accommodated. I've been there and done that.
With normal patients and a schizo who would always go off on rants about 'colored' people and 'n---er' babues.
The schizo, I can understand. The average joes?
Ran across another lady who had an issue with whites and she said some awful things about white people, too.
I told her, in so many words, to hush up. That 'the language' wasn't 'tolerated'.
Way I see it? Heck, if they don't want to work with you/me? Fine.
Get them someone else. Whatever.
I can put personal feelings aside and do my job, but people like that tend to be a 'problem'. They tend to behave badly and treat you horribly. I'm in the medical field and I like to help. I won't be treated as a subhuman and spoken to any old kind of way. I'm sorry.
One of my charge RNs was still trying to render care after being called a n---er to her face.
The n--er thing doesn't bother me. No.
It doesn't hurt my feelings. This whole 'race' thing is just old, played out and stupid. I don't care. It just absolutely ticks me off that folks in such a vulnerable position would literally spit on those who try to help them, regardless.
That's the rub.
Talk about a cold-hearted low-life!
- Jul 10, '12 by CrazierThanYouI agree with the last two posts. I don't think I would want to take care of someone who didn't want me taking care of them.
- Jul 10, '12 by CrunchRN"this whole 'race' thing is just old, played out and stupid. i don't care. it just absolutely ticks me off that folks in such a vulnerable position would literally spit on those who try to help them, regardless.
that's the rub.
talk about a cold-hearted low-life!"
amen to that!
- Jul 18, '12 by kbrn2002I work in a skilled nursing facility in a predominantly white area. We have some staff of color and some gay/lesbian staff. Only one of our long term residents has a problem with these staff so we avoid assigning those staff to him when possible. His behavior is of course unacceptable, but to his defense he is from an era when AA were generally referred to by names that we now consider derogatory and most gay/lesbian people were not at all open about their sexual orientation.
- Jul 18, '12 by royhanosnas long as they do their work, but when they start bad mouthing other colours, thats where I draw the line. Patients are sick, deal with the illness, whether they are black, white, brown. They have the same sicknesses that we white boys/girls do. The racials slurs start somewhere...as previous posts.
Now lets get back to work.