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- Jun 24, '12 by MN-NurseQuote from MerlynOf course they were. Why do you ask?I have been told by more then one "Person of Color" that they didn't want 'No white MF taking care of them.' were they bigots? Oh, Dear.
- Jun 24, '12 by DeLana_RNI had something similar happen to me recently, a family of color (the patient didn't have a problem) did not want me back as the pt's nurse according to the offgoing nurse, who happened to be of color; the shift before, there had been no apparent problem. I think it was all based on a misunderstanding, which would be cleared up by the MD during rounds. However - after thinking about it (I happened to be off for the next several days, and the pt was discharged), even if they apologized/changed their mind, I would not have taken them back. Reason: The trust was gone (on my part) and I would have worried that the next time something upset them I might be, again, blamed for something I didn't do (or whatever the issue was, they never gave a reason)!
Agree with others, although this is sad, if pts/families have such requests (not just racial, anything of the sort) - they should be accommodated. Why set a nurse up to be the target of their anger issues or bigotry?!Last edit by DeLana_RN on Jun 24, '12
- Jun 24, '12 by MN-NurseQuote from ShantheRNReminds me of part of George Lopez' standup. His grandmother was very prejudiced against blacks and when she needed home care he decided to teach her a lesson, "I got her 12 nurses...and each one of them was blacker than the other!"My 90 year old grandmother kept kicking out her home nurses. I yelled at her and apologized to the nurses.
The bit starts at the beginning of this video. Warning, it's rated R...and it's a trip in the context of allnurses.
George Lopez Stand Up Part 5 - YouTube
- Jun 24, '12 by frankie,RNQuote from LynnLRNi do believe that traumatic experience is called mom and dad and general upbringing.I think in this day and age if a 20 something year old says that then they must have had a traumatic experience that makes them uncomfortable with a certain race. I'm not saying that it is ok. I think the only thing you can do is respect their wish.
Did you really just type this. Really???
- Jun 24, '12 by jadelpnQuote from leslie :-DI would say not. Arrangements can be made for the person to be sent home and pay for a private caregiver. Once a person who is that much of an ignorant bigot has their demands met, what then? The demands just keep getting bigger and more far fetched than the next. If they are well enough to consume themselves with the skin color of the person who is providing their healthcare,(and honestly, most patients who are truly ill could care less if their care falls from the ceiling, they just want to feel better) they are well enough to survive a trip home. However, should the nurse decline having to deal with a person who is that ignorant, the nurses' needs should be met whenever feasible.i don't think it makes a difference as to who said what.
the bottom line is, do we accommodate the bigots, or not?
- Jun 24, '12 by amoLuciaAll of this is so sad.
"Can't we all get along!" - Rodney King (4/2/1965 - 6/17/2012)
- Jun 24, '12 by HM-8404I have a question. Why is it despicable for a patient to prefer a nurse of a certain color but it is defended if a female patient does not want a male nurse?
- Jun 24, '12 by ShantheRNThe same reason why it's acceptable if a Muslim male patient requests male caregivers. The requests aren't based on hate and ignorance.
- Jun 24, '12 by HM-8404The Muslim's request is due to religious beliefs. That is not the same as requesting someone solely based on race or sex.
- Jun 24, '12 by sapphire18Quote from HM-8404Some women have been raped, and having to be vulnerable and depending on a male for physical care and personal hygeine might not only be uncomfortable, but trigger flashbacks for them. It has nothing to do with skin color, and everything to do with a traumatic experience and not being able to trust males in terms of depending on them for all- and very intimate- care.I have a question. Why is it despicable for a patient to prefer a nurse of a certain color but it is defended if a female patient does not want a male nurse?