Hospital Bans Black Nurses From Caring for White Baby at Father's Request - page 20
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
- 2Feb 20, '13 by BSNbeDONE, BSN, RNWho 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.
- 1Feb 20, '13 by Asystole RN, BSN, RNQuote from PoochiewoochieI 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.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.
In nursing however, men are very much so a minority.
- 1Feb 20, '13 by PRICHARILLAisMISSED
- 0Feb 21, '13 by bluedove1I 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.
- 0Feb 22, '13 by xtclass08It is true that anyone can be discriminated against in any field, but I don't think you can compare being black to being a man. Comparing the discrimination between the two is like comparing apples and oranges. First and foremost, it is widely known that even in the nursing field men rise rather quickly in to positions of power, and statistically get paid more for the same jobs. This can't be said for African American nurses. I am not a man but I can say this, I have seen more men as managers, supervisors etc. than I have seen African Americans. As far as what happened in this case, it was dead wrong for the hospital to enforce that a person of color not be allowed to take care of a patient. I have had plenty patients who aren't exactly fans of the chocolate people, and I have been called out of my name plenty of times, but I would be more offended if the hospital encouraged the behavior and ideas of the individual by not allowing me to do my job. Those are just my thoughts...
- 3Feb 22, '13 by xtclass08Quote from love2gardenI think that should have been a choice the rn made.The supervisor should not enforce such bigotry, racism, and blatant disrespect for any individual. I personally would not want to take care of HIM, but she was caring for a child, and if SHE decided she did not want to be the nurse for that baby then fine, but that was completely inappropriate to tell her she CAN'T care for that child because she is an African American. Now some people might say men get denied assignments all the time. Those cases are usually ones in which an individual feels uncomfortable because of the differences in gender. Not because they feel a male nurse is incompetent or they have hatred for the male species. A woman whose religious beliefs are one in which a person of the opposite sex is not allowed to view them as their husband would view them is not because they hate/dislike the male sex, or find the male sex incompetent. Its because it is inappropriate in their culture for a man to see them exposed. I have had older Asian men not want me viewing their 'male parts' because I am a female, and I am ok with that. I happily go find a male co-worker to help with whatever needs to be done. Now if they didn't want me there because of the color of my skin, I got a huge problem with that...and why would any black woman want to provide a service to that family??? I would not want to be their nurse if I found out they hated me. The supervisor was doing a service to the black nurse that might be injured by the father.
- 3Feb 22, '13 by Rose_Queen, MSN, RN GuideQuote from love2gardenThe nurse should have been allowed to make the decision herself. Saying that she could remove herself from the patient's care rather than telling her she is no longer allowed to care for the child probably would have prevented the (justified) lawsuit. Taking the decision out of her hands just seems wrong...and why would any black woman want to provide a service to that family??? I would not want to be their nurse if I found out they hated me. The supervisor was doing a service to the black nurse that might be injured by the father.