Hospital Bans Black Nurses From Caring for White Baby at Father's Request - page 12

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... Read More

  1. Visit  LynnLRN} profile page
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    It is the same thing as when a female patient requests not to have a male caregiver. I do not think there is any basis for a lawsuit. I think the nurse should be happy the hospital caters to those requests and finds a replacement relieving the nurse of an akward situation or disrespect from the patient/family.
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  3. Visit  Kandake} profile page
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    Quote from Bortaz, RN
    And what, exactly, makes them "so called" nurses? Your post is ignorant, and I don't know why "so called" nurses like yourself are allowed to have jobs.


    Oh, did my comment sound stupid? Yeah, so did yours. Not having a firm grasp of the complicated discrimination situation doesn't take away a whit of someone's "nurse" credit.
    Lol, I'm not even a nurse. Nice try.

    Where did I say it took away their credit or nursing abilities? I must hit a nerve or something.

    I still stand by my opinion it's very sad that any professional (not just nurse) to be ignorant of discrimination laws because A they could be discriminated against and not even realize it or B they could unknowingly participate in the discrimination of others.

    Yes, to me that's sad.

    Edit: No one has to have a firm grasp about anything. Knowing that it exist is a great start.
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    Quote from Kandake

    Where did I say it took away their credit or nursing abilities?
    Right there in your post.
  5. Visit  kalevra} profile page
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    Quote from LynnLRN
    It is the same thing as when a female patient requests not to have a male caregiver. I do not think there is any basis for a lawsuit. I think the nurse should be happy the hospital caters to those requests and finds a replacement relieving the nurse of an akward situation or disrespect from the patient/family.
    Point made.

    If a woman can decline to have a male nurse then why not a white family decline a black nurse. I mean we accommodate women. Concept applies to everyone, just like when religion/belief dictates treatment of a patient.
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  6. Visit  Kandake} profile page
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    Do people request women because they hate men?
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    Quote from Bortaz, RN
    Right there in your post.
    That "so called" remark was geared more toward that person being health professional if anything.

    I would be doubtful of any person, professionally speaking, who was not knowledgeable of discrimination laws. Especially those who are supporting opinion that involves discrimination.
  8. Visit  kalevra} profile page
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    Quote from Kandake
    Do people request women because they hate men?
    Some may, its not my place to judge them on their beliefs.
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    Quote from Kandake
    Do people request women because they hate men?
    maybe. should that matter? not according to the law. what if it is "i feel more comfortable with a man or woman or cambodian nurse.........." slippery slope.
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  10. Visit  anotherone} profile page
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    white nurses only , but ok for non white drs. ever seen this? i have ! i guess pt would take anyone that could prescribe more dilaudid!
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  11. Visit  OCNRN63} profile page
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    When will we see the day when hospital administrators will step up and start supporting their staff? Instead of indulging these offensive, inappropriate requests, these patients should be told that they can accept the nurse assigned to them or go elsewhere. Staff need to be given the option of declining to take care of that patient.

    What concerns me is this sort of situation could put the nurse in the position of having to defend herself against allegations of negligence.
    Last edit by OCNRN63 on Feb 17, '13
  12. Visit  flashpoint} profile page
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    If someone doesn't want me to care for them, I would hope that my assignment would be changed. I don't think we should have to accommodate such requests, but I think they protect the nurse who the patient doesn't want. If I didn't want a certain nurse to care for me and something went wrong, the first thing I would say is, "I knew something would go wrong if she/he was my nurse."

    It is impossible to fairly decide which requests should be met and which should not. The hospital I work at staffs only two nurses at night. Often an RN and an LPN. We have one male RN who is from Senegal. If we have that RN on with an LPN and the patient doesn't want a black male caring for them, who starts the IV? Who does the RN assessment? Who gives the IV meds? Should the patient be told they are out of luck or should we call in an RN to care for them?
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  13. Visit  klone} profile page
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    Quote from flashpoint
    It is impossible to fairly decide which requests should be met and which should not.
    But it's really not. The requests that break the laws, you shouldn't meet.
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    Quote from klone
    But it's really not. The requests that break the laws, you shouldn't meet.
    That is very true, but there can be consequences if you don't. If I had my way, any patient that made a request like, "No African American nurses" would be transferred, discharged, or whatever. But it doesn't work that way. I live in a very rural area where hospitals are sometimes over 75 miles apart. You can't just transfer someone who doesn't like your staff. You can't just discharge someone who doesn't like your staff.

    It is wrong and illegal, but I would be glad that my assignment was changed if the patient didn't want me caring for them.
    Last edit by flashpoint on Feb 17, '13 : Reason: Typo...
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