Hospital Bans Black Nurses From Caring for White Baby at Father's Request - page 11

by Not_A_Hat_Person | 42,610 Views | 278 Comments

Customer service run amok. I'm a Black nurse in a very white state. During my tour of Nursing Home Hell, one resident added a note to his chart saying "Caucasian caregivers only." Oddly enough, he didn't mind when he... Read More


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    The facility did nothing wrong. If there was another nurse available, the hospital should honor the patient's request, even if it's for an idiotic reason. It's simply a part of working in the field. I've been unable to care for a couple of patients in the past because they requested for a nurse of specific race. Do I get offended? Nope, because it isn't about ME. I'm there to do what needs to be done, not challenge anyone's belief system.
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    I can't get over the fact that people are losing sight of the fact that the hospital is BREAKING THE LAW. Why do you think the attorneys had such a fit about the note in the chart??

    It seems to me that MORE people need to challenge people's idiotic belief systems. If regular people didn't insist on challenging people's belief systems, we'd still have minorities sitting in the back of the bus.
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    Quote from klone
    I can't get over the fact that people are losing sight of the fact that the hospital is BREAKING THE LAW. Why do you think the attorneys had such a fit about the note in the chart??

    It seems to me that MORE people need to challenge people's idiotic belief systems. If regular people didn't insist on challenging people's belief systems, we'd still have minorities sitting in the back of the bus.
    I'm sorry, but this is a two way street. African Americans have requested that I not be their nurse...that they have 'black' nurse. I have seen instances where a minority patient/family member has gone to our charge nurse to request a nurse change based solely on the race of the original nurse....and it is pretty much always accommodated. I've even see situations where the charge nurse has written in the chart "nurse assignment changed based on patient request for an African American nurse" (this note is done in the name of customer service...ugh). I don't have a problem with it, but some nurses might. If a change is mandated by a supervisor, is this not breaking the law?
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    Yes, I imagine it is.
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    I think what the hospital did is pretty outrageous. I also think it is pretty outrageous to forbid male nurses/doctors from interacting with or caring for females of certain religions, or female providers from caring for male patients. I honestly don't believe there is much difference between racism and sexism under the guise of religion.
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    Quote from klone
    I can't get over the fact that people are losing sight of the fact that the hospital is BREAKING THE LAW. Why do you think the attorneys had such a fit about the note in the chart??

    It seems to me that MORE people need to challenge people's idiotic belief systems. If regular people didn't insist on challenging people's belief systems, we'd still have minorities sitting in the back of the bus.
    ^Thank YOU klone!!! :applause:

    THEY WERE BREAKING THE LAW.

    LAWS are in place to adhere to STANDARDS.

    IF YOU BREAK A LAW, there are CONSEQUENCES IN BREAKING THE LAW, be it MONETARY, LOSS OF PRIVILEGES OR FREEDOM.

    It really is that simple folks...IT IS THE FACTS.

    LESSON: DON'T BREAK THE LAW, ANY LAWS...THERE ARE CONSEQUENCES

    Ok??? Ok.
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    no. some request females only based on ignorance ( i include the so called acceptable beliefs in this category). male or female only what ever makes you more comfortable .... what if you have ptsd due to some circumstance involving a person of another race....any ruling will and should legally set a precedent then on discrimination against gender. same laws that protect against racial discrimination protect against gender discrimination. why shouldnt a hospital also be sued for allowing female caregiver only signs. is it not acceptable only if it said ,"asian female caregiver only" ???? i say this as someone who has sought out female doctors before ... . i feel like if said, " hey, i prefer a female nurse (or myself , if i can!) put in my foley "and there are many available , am i not living in a glass house also???
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    Quote from psu_213
    Well, I certainly don't want to be the charge nurse who didn't reassign her only to find her harmed after the shift. I have a hard time believing that my finances are going to be protected by federal law when I am sued for not protecting a staff member who was threatened by a family member.
    that is my exact concern as someone often in charge.
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    Quote from klone
    I can't get over the fact that people are losing sight of the fact that the hospital is BREAKING THE LAW. Why do you think the attorneys had such a fit about the note in the chart??It seems to me that MORE people need to challenge people's idiotic belief systems. If regular people didn't insist on challenging people's belief systems, we'd still have minorities sitting in the back of the bus.
    you are right. male or female only signs violate the same laws
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    Quote from anotherone
    you are right. male or female only signs violate the same laws
    I imagine you're right, and this thread has definitely made me rethink that issue, from a risk-management perspective.
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