Working with a racist

  1. 0 What to do when working with a racist? I have told this woman I do not wish to hear her inappropriate comments anymore , yet she persists. She has said some very horrible things and when I brought this to the attention of the DON , she waved me away saying " she's one of our best nurses . What other steps could I take while maintaing my professionalism to stop this behavior?
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  3. Visit  xmaxiex profile page

    About xmaxiex

    From 'connecticut'; 39 Years Old; Joined Jul '03; Posts: 121; Likes: 8.

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  4. Visit  Da Monk profile page
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    Contact HR. It would be unprofessional not to do so.
  5. Visit  kat911 profile page
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    Definitely go to your HR people and let them know what's going on, she can't be that good if she is using racial slurs or making inappro :stone priate comments.
  6. Visit  CHATSDALE profile page
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    document what is said and when...esp if you suspect that this attitude might carry over to the care that is given to patients..and document that this has been reported to superiors...
  7. Visit  lovingtheunloved profile page
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    Repeated racist comments? That's called harrassment.
  8. Visit  nursemike profile page
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    Quote from lovingtheunloved
    Repeated racist comments? That's called harrassment.
    Actually, I think it's probably only harassment if the racist remarks are directed at your ethnic group, or at minorities in general if you are in a minority. If you are offended by remarks disparaging a group other than one you are part of, you could still call that a hostile work environment. Either way, it's inappropriate, and you don't have to tolerate it.
  9. Visit  Thunderwolf profile page
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    The key word is "document"...all interactions.
    Last edit by Thunderwolf on Jan 5, '05
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  11. Visit  Marie_LPN, RN profile page
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    DON ignored you? Go to the administrator or HR.
  12. Visit  xmaxiex profile page
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    I have contacted the administrator . I truly hope something will be done , because yes I do suspect this carries over to patient care .
  13. Visit  Mystery5 profile page
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    What race does this nurse make comments about? I can't believe that this is acceptable to publically air these days, although I had a nurses aide tell me that Catholics in some countries worship Satan, and she knows I'm Catholic. (Her Pastor told her, you know, she goes to the 'Cowboy Church') I suggested to her that we not discuss religion, thank you very much. She can't help it though, poor thing. The latest comment she made to another guy was that she and him would be getting raptured soon (I guess I would be 'Left Behind'):hatparty:
  14. Visit  saskrn profile page
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    Quote from xmaxiex
    What to do when working with a racist? I have told this woman I do not wish to hear her inappropriate comments anymore , yet she persists. She has said some very horrible things and when I brought this to the attention of the DON , she waved me away saying " she's one of our best nurses . What other steps could I take while maintaing my professionalism to stop this behavior?

    Don't talk to her, ignore her, don't respond. Then maybe she'll leave you alone.
  15. Visit  Town & Country profile page
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    What race does this nurse make comments about?
    What difference does THAT make?

    Yeah I'm curious to hear the "outcome", too. I'm guessing nothing will be done. I'm sure everybody there already knows about it....JMO.
    If anything, the OP will probably be out on her can....usually how things like this "work."
    Last edit by Town & Country on Jan 5, '05


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