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

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  PRICHARILLAisMISSED profile page
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    Other than the Nurse, I also feel bad for the NM...

    Reason being that, whether it was right or wrong, you know damn well that she did EXACTLY what the hospital would expect her to do under those circumstances. She was going to pay for it either way. I mean after the nurse wins this lawsuit, someone's head is gonna roll, and it's likely going to be that NM's.

    Poor woman.
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  2. Visit  RNFiona profile page
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    I think the hospital was just trying to avoid an unpleasant, ugly interaction between the nurse and the patient, as disgusting as the behavior of the parent was.
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  3. Visit  RNFiona profile page
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    It seems like the hospital was trying to protect the nurse, not vice versa
  4. Visit  Asystole RN profile page
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    How many of your facilities fulfill staffing requests by patients such as males or females only or even only particular ethnicities or skin colors? I often see the gender specific requests and have only seen the ethnicity or skin color request a few times. In nearly every occasion those requests were granted when staffing was able.

    I found this article interesting.

    http://gma.yahoo.com/blogs/abc-blogs/no-black-nurses-request-draws-lawsuit-173026275--abc-news-health.html
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  5. Visit  uRNmyway profile page
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    Asystole, there are already many threads started on this topic, you should check them out!
  6. Visit  JustBeachyNurse profile page
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    Quote from Asystole RN
    How many of your facilities fulfill staffing requests by patients such as males or females only or even only particular ethnicities or skin colors? I often see the gender specific requests and have only seen the ethnicity or skin color request a few times. In nearly every occasion those requests were granted when staffing was able.

    I found this article interesting.

    http://gma.yahoo.com/blogs/abc-blogs/no-black-nurses-request-draws-lawsuit-173026275--abc-news-health.html
    Threads merged with original post in Nursing News Forum.
  7. Visit  Poochiewoochie 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.
    The thing is that nurse was african american and feels her civil rights were violated because of her skin color. Men are not a minority and can't yell discrimination when they are discriminated against.

    We live in a lawsuit happy society. Makes it bad for those who have been truly injured by the negligent acts of another.
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  8. Visit  PRICHARILLAisMISSED profile page
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    Quote from Poochiewoochie
    The thing is that nurse was african american and feels her civil rights were violated because of her skin color. Men are not a minority and can't yell discrimination when they are discriminated against.

    We live in a lawsuit happy society. Makes it bad for those who have been truly injured by the negligent acts of another.
    I agree with this for the most part. Don't get me wrong, I think it IS ok to accommodate a female who prefers a female provider if that provider must examine or otherwise handle a woman's private areas. But I do not think that same female should be accommodated if she wants a female provider simply because she just wants one eg taking her vitals and such, where there is no invasion of privacy. That would be discrimination, and should be treated as such.
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  9. Visit  Bortaz, RN profile page
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    Quote from Poochiewoochie
    Men are not a minority and can't yell discrimination when they are discriminated against.
    Patently ridiculous.
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  10. Visit  BSNbeDONE profile page
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    Who cares! Nurses are just, oh, I don't know...maybe the one who might just save your freaking life one day! I wonder if that hospital got a great satisfaction score from that individual or did he fail them for even having non-white individuals there in the first place. Hopefully he made it home safely because I would have for that nurse to have driven up on an auto accident with him as a victim and tell him, "hopefully white paramedics are on the way. Take care."I hear it from three sides. My grandmother on my mom's side was white;, my grandfather on my dad's side was Indian; and they both had black spouses. Then out pops yours truly. I say let the guy have what he wants because that type of individual not only would make the black nurses day miserable, but from what I've seen, have also made white nurses lives a nightmare. He will only find comfort with his own kind....no not white, but racist.
  11. Visit  Asystole RN profile page
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    Quote from Poochiewoochie
    The thing is that nurse was african american and feels her civil rights were violated because of her skin color. Men are not a minority and can't yell discrimination when they are discriminated against.

    We live in a lawsuit happy society. Makes it bad for those who have been truly injured by the negligent acts of another.
    I didn't see anywhere in title VII where "minority" was used as a protected status. I am fairly confident that "gender" is in fact included as a protected status.

    In nursing however, men are very much so a minority.
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  12. Visit  PRICHARILLAisMISSED profile page
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    Quote from Bortaz, RN
    Patently ridiculous.

    I think that she just meant that figuratively. I don't think me meant it literally lol

    Quote from Poochiewoochie
    Men are not a minority and can't yell discrimination when they are discriminated against.
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  13. Visit  bluedove1 profile page
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    I think had they brought the nurse in and told her the situation before they reassigned, problem could have been avoided. But when you just just list it on the chart ...Houston you have a problem. If the guy was really concerned about the care of his baby, Flint is not the area cause that would be like someone making that request at Howard Univ. in the District of Columbia. I think after 25 years of service the nurse was at least due the right to step aside on her own after being given the facts. Folks have issues with color and gender till they are on death doorstep then they don't care who the heck hop on their hind parts to bring them or their loved one back.


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