Hospital Bans Black Nurses From Caring for White Baby at Father's Request - page 15

by Not_A_Hat_Person

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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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    My own response a couple posts up got me to thinking. Many posts here point to the motivation of the requestor, implying that some requests are legitimate and others are not. Ok, I can see that.Let's also apply the concept of motivation to the decision to not assign black nurses to this man's baby. The decision was NOT made in order to withhold a preferred assignment from a black nurse; the decision was made to--I'm assuming--protect a black nurse from an unfavorable assignment.Many laws hinge on motivation, e.g. The difference between manslaughter and homicide. The application of discrimination laws should be no different.
    anotherone and Bortaz, RN like this.
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    Unfortunately, patients are always are right, make the best medical decisions for themselves, and have Press-Ganey on their side.
    wooh, kalevra, and anotherone like this.
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    By the way, having a swastika tat does not make one a neo-nazi (or any other kind of nazi). Most of the rednecks that wear the swastika tattoos couldn't tell you the first thing about National Socialists. Not sure why the mouth breather in this thread is being labeled a nazi.
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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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    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.
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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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    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.
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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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