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Monday, 17 May, 2004, 16:32 GMT 17:32 UK Black care ban nurse wins payout A black nurse who was banned from caring for a white baby after its racist mother complained, has been awarded... Read More

  1. Visit  apogee profile page
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    Do not give these behaviors creedence by speaking to them. Consider it working with a psyche patient. You know who you are. Don't go off on the minority report. The true numbers are not popular science.......
  2. Visit  moia profile page
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    If I am in charge I will tell the nurse before she gets report that a patient is a racist *** and I will happily change the assignment if the nurse just doesn't want to put up with any crap.
    I know there is nothing I can do to make the ******* shut up, I cant change their opinion and they are usually old and decrepit and waiting to die so I think about who is more important in the equation.
    I know the black/Asian/Indian nurse is a thousand times more valuable and they deserve all the protection available to them. I will do everything I can to make sure they aren't exposed to the toxic waste unless ofcourse they are up to it.
    I don't want them to have to spend 12 hours of their life exposed to a rancid boil of a human being .The fact that they are exposed constantly to the slow drip drip drip of covert and overt racism every where they go makes me nuts so I think in that situation the nurse gets to make her own choice in declining or accepting the assignment. I truly couldn't care less about the patients opinion.

    Some part of me does think that I am letting the patient dictate but the battle isn't worth it... Why should my friend coworker and colleague have to suffer?

    I don't think the hospital is the place to fight this battle either.
    Nurses need better protection at work and they need to be supported. If they choose to accept the assignment then they need all the support available to make sure the patient is not abusing them. The patient needs to have it explained in very clear terms that no one is going to put up with any racist crap at all .
    Patients aren't stupid, they have survival skills ,all they need is a reminder that they aren't in their living room and they need to mind their manners.
    All we can ask is they keep their nastiness to themselves.

    I agree that hospital needs to pay...they allowed the patient to choose when it should have been up to the nurse to decide if she was willing to care for thepatient.

    The hospital by their actions made it known they valued the racist over the nurse...they need to be fined for it. It may sound like semantics but it's all about who has the power in the relationship...I believe the nurse should have the power not the racist.
  3. Visit  mattsmom81 profile page
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    Quote from Kyriaka
    With the Arabs though it is a religious issue also.

    So I think this changes the who situation vs. black/white.
    What a great way to demand your bigotries be allowed...make it part of the religion.
  4. Visit  pickledpepperRN profile page
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    Quote from moia
    If I am in charge I will tell the nurse before she gets report that a patient is a racist *** and I will happily change the assignment if the nurse just doesn't want to put up with any crap.
    I know there is nothing I can do to make the ******* shut up, I cant change their opinion and they are usually old and decrepit and waiting to die so I think about who is more important in the equation.

    I know the black/Asian/Indian nurse is a thousand times more valuable and they deserve all the protection available to them. I will do everything I can to make sure they aren't exposed to the toxic waste unless ofcourse they are up to it.

    Some part of me does think that I am letting the patient dictate but the battle isn't worth it... Why should my friend coworker and colleague have to suffer?

    I don't think the hospital is the place to fight this battle either.
    Nurses need better protection at work and they need to be supported. If they choose to accept the assignment then they need all the support available to make sure the patient is not abusing them. The patient needs to have it explained in very clear terms that no one is going to put up with any racist crap at all .
    Patients aren't stupid, they have survival skills ,all they need is a reminder that they aren't in their living room and they need to mind their manners.
    All we can ask is they keep their nastiness to themselves.

    I agree that hospital needs to pay...they allowed the patient to choose when it should have been up to the nurse to decide if she was willing to care for thepatient.

    The hospital by their actions made it known they valued the racist over the nurse...they need to be fined for it. It may sound like semantics but it's all about who has the power in the relationship...I believe the nurse should have the power not the racist.
    I can tell the racism is upsetting to you. It bothers me too.
    I also assume the "toxic waste" and other terms were descriptive of behavior not a person.
    I have been treated worse by non racist ETOH sufferers and confused and disoriented people. Sich terrified patients kick and bite nursing staff.
    I agree that the very same nurse may be up to the challenge one shift and not another. Some patients do adjust becoming quite polite in spite of previopus insults.
    Alert kindhearted patients who learned racist beliefs and behaviors have changed, at least as far as a caregiver is concerned when treated with kindness. I always give the patient the benefir of the doubt.
    After all I get to go home after my shift. The patient sick enough to be in the hospital cannot go home.

    Unless no other nurse is competent (a rare thing) I approve of your kindness toward your friends and coworkers.
  5. Visit  MandyInMS profile page
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    I agree with the poster who called it "Burger King" mentality......
    May I help you ?
    Yes..I'd like one nurse..5'8"...110 pds..blonde hair , blue eyes (doesn't matter that she may be dumb as dirt..long as she looks the part I want)
    Geeeeeeeez...ridiculous huh ? ~shakes head~
  6. Visit  Tony35NYC profile page
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    Quote from MandyInMS
    I agree with the poster who called it "Burger King" mentality......
    May I help you ?
    Yes..I'd like one nurse..5'8"...110 pds..blonde hair , blue eyes (doesn't matter that she may be dumb as dirt..long as she looks the part I want)
    Geeeeeeeez...ridiculous huh ? ~shakes head~

    Yeah. Unfortunately it goes further than the skin color thing. I've seen some of the attitudes towards fat nurses who don't look like the bimbos that are usually seen in the nurse porn fantasies. And the hospitals don't care because they are more concerned about what the client wants than anything else.
  7. Visit  pickledpepperRN profile page
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    Quote from Tony35NYC
    Yeah. Unfortunately it goes further than the skin color thing. I've seen some of the attitudes towards fat nurses who don't look like the bimbos that are usually seen in the nurse porn fantasies. And the hospitals don't care because they are more concerned about what the client wants than anything else.
    So true. Perhaps it is more so in California that attractive young female nurses are asked for by some patients. Yup, mich worse open disapproval of fat then racism.
    Since most of us are older, about 2/3 either male or non white patients are usually quickly reassured they will have a competent nurse working to assure safe effectuve therapeutic nursing care according to the needs of the individual patient.
    That is why we continue the fight for safe staffine. In our ICU no nurse could (legally) be assigned more than two patients at any tome.
    Quality care with time for teaching and reassuring the patient and family goes a long way toward having patients feel comfortable with a nurse who does not match expectations.

    It is hard to trust an overly busy nurse who cannot stay to listen or spend the time because their other patients need them more.
  8. Visit  Kirstie profile page
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    Why does it have to be a blonde-haired, blue-eyed nurse that is "dumb as dirt"- talk about stereotyping...............same reason for racism because of stereotypes like this that generalize everyone and put them into one category.........there are a lot of dumb people with all sorts of color of hair and eyes, including brown!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Quote from MandyInMS
    I agree with the poster who called it "Burger King" mentality......
    May I help you ?
    Yes..I'd like one nurse..5'8"...110 pds..blonde hair , blue eyes (doesn't matter that she may be dumb as dirt..long as she looks the part I want)
    Geeeeeeeez...ridiculous huh ? ~shakes head~
  9. Visit  julieftRN profile page
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    While I don't agree with racism, I don't think the hospital, where patients are sick and afraid, is the place to advance social agendas, teach about racism or try to overcome what could be generations of cultural norms. Yes, regular ole' white America has a "culture" too. Much like teaching a new mom how to breast feed immediately after a C-section, while she is in recovery, bleeding and sedated is not the right time, nor do I think that rectifying racial problems in society should take place in the hospital with a sick and fearful patient.




    Well said!! I cant agree with you more. White people have a heritage as well and just like we have a choice of which doc we see on a regular basis, we should also have the choice of chosing who will take care of us in a hospital setting or an emergency situation. This is America, is it not? What happened to freedom of choice?
  10. Visit  julieftRN profile page
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    QOUTE "I know the black/Asian/Indian nurse is a thousand times more valuable and they deserve all the protection available to them."

    How do you figure? This sounds like the most racist comment Ive heard on this forum. :angryfire
  11. Visit  wannabee profile page
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    Quote from julieftRN
    QOUTE "I know the black/Asian/Indian nurse is a thousand times more valuable and they deserve all the protection available to them."

    How do you figure? This sounds like the most racist comment Ive heard on this forum. :angryfire
    I think this comment was taken out of context. I think s/he was saying that the black/Asian/Indian nurse is more valuable than the racist patient. I agree with that, for sure. Choosing a doctor is different because you can "shop" for a doctor. They are running a business and you choose to do business with them using whatever criteria you prefer. Nurses are provided by whatever facility you are being treated at, so you should take whatever they give you. The only exception to that should be (in my opinion, which has been thwarted a few times on here) if you do not feel that the nurse is competent, for some reason.

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