Hospital Bans Black Nurses From Caring for White Baby at Father's Request - page 27

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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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    Meanwhile back at the ranch:

    Hospital in question has settled the legal case. Hospital settles in ‘No Black nurses’ case - New York Amsterdam News: National
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    Quote from typoagain
    So you think that it is better to have a ******-off skinhead running around your unit looking for an excuse to cause trouble for everone on the floor?
    If he's running around looking for trouble, kick him out. He can behave, or he can leave.
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    "After settling one lawsuit, a Flint, Michigan hospital accused of honoring a racist mans request that Black nurses not care for his newborn said Friday that the situation was trigged by conduct which is not consistent with Hurleys policies.
    Hurley Medical Center now faces a second lawsuit over the incident. It settled the first suit with veteran neonatal nurse Tonya Battle, 49 Thursday after hours of negotiations between lawyers and hospital officials. Battles lawsuit put the national spotlight on the 105-year-old teaching hospital.
    The second lawsuit is from Carlotta Armstrong, who, according to her attorney, also is a veteran nurse. Im asking for justice. I want to present this to a jury, attorney Tom Pabst said. I want to see what the community thinks about it. I dont want to settle this."


    Read more here: http://blacklikemoi.com/2013/02/blac...-wins-lawsuit/
    Last edit by JustBeachyNurse on Mar 6, '13 : Reason: add abstract per ToS
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    Quote from natnat122
    "After settling one lawsuit, a Flint, Michigan hospital accused of honoring a racist man’s request that Black nurses not care for his newborn said Friday that the “situation … was trigged by conduct which is not consistent with Hurley’s policies.”
    Hurley Medical Center now faces a second lawsuit over the incident. It settled the first suit — with veteran neonatal nurse Tonya Battle, 49 — Thursday after hours of negotiations between lawyers and hospital officials. Battle’s lawsuit put the national spotlight on the 105-year-old teaching hospital.
    The second lawsuit is from Carlotta Armstrong, who, according to her attorney, also is a veteran nurse. “I’m asking for justice. I want to present this to a jury,” attorney Tom Pabst said. “I want to see what the community thinks about it. I don’t want to settle this.”"


    Read more here: Black Nurse Banned From Touching "WHITE" Baby Wins Lawsuit | Black Like Moi

    Merged with original thread on the subject.
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    Whether out right discrimination or more subtle methods, make no mistake the United States does have a problem with healthcare by segregated by wealth and to an extent race.

    You only have to look at examples such as Saint Vincent's, Long Island College and other "safety net/charity care" hospitals that serve often by their nature a large portion of poor and or minority populations. Even when located in wealthy/better off areas that local population often would rather die than receive care at such places. Even when they are admitted say via the ER soon as it can be arranged they will request transfer or discharge to a "better" hospital. If you ask them why you'll get something along the lines of "my doctor is at such and such a hospital", but the real reason is often much different.

    Brooklyn, NYC has hundreds of hospital beds that daily go empty because the newly arrived residents to gentrified areas go into Manhattan or to Long Island for care. Again if you ask why......

    Problem with this avoidance is it becomes a self fullfilling prophecy. As patients with wealth and or good insurance go elsewhere these hospitals are forced to rely upon Medicare/Medicaid patients and still provide care to a large uninsured population. This affects financial resources for everything from supplies to state of the art equipment to staffing. Post graduates who don't see working with underserved or certain racial populations is a major part of their future practices either do not choose these hospitals, or only remain long enough for the exposure/training then move on.
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    So what is the solution? Force staff to work in hospitals where the patient base is from lower income bracket? Force patients to stay at these hospitals instead of being treated where they wish? Send patients from lower incomes brackets who have little/no insurance or have Medicare/Medicaid to these 'better' (see richer) hospitals?

    I mean, that's just how things go. For the moment, healthcare in the US is a for-profit business. So it is being run as such.
    If I make more money I am more likely to shop at a boutique than at...say...Walmart. The quality of the products is likely to be better where I pay more for them, and so is the customer service. When I go shop at Walmart I certainly don't expect 5-star customer service, but I don't care so long as I walk out with the items I need. I might not have a smiling clerk follow me around, hold my hand, bring me tea and cookies while I shop, but I get what I need. I think same goes in these hospitals that serve people from lower income brackets. They might not get all the bells and whistles but they get treated for their health problems, which is what ultimately matters most.
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    Quote from Jeweles26
    So what is the solution? Force staff to work in hospitals where the patient base is from lower income bracket? Force patients to stay at these hospitals instead of being treated where they wish? Send patients from lower incomes brackets who have little/no insurance or have Medicare/Medicaid to these 'better' (see richer) hospitals?

    I mean, that's just how things go. For the moment, healthcare in the US is a for-profit business. So it is being run as such.
    If I make more money I am more likely to shop at a boutique than at...say...Walmart. The quality of the products is likely to be better where I pay more for them, and so is the customer service. When I go shop at Walmart I certainly don't expect 5-star customer service, but I don't care so long as I walk out with the items I need. I might not have a smiling clerk follow me around, hold my hand, bring me tea and cookies while I shop, but I get what I need. I think same goes in these hospitals that serve people from lower income brackets. They might not get all the bells and whistles but they get treated for their health problems, which is what ultimately matters most.
    Thing is patients, their family and the general public along with federal and state officals do expect a standard level of care regardless of if a facility is "Saks Fifth Avenue" or " J.C. Penny's". Remember nurses from the now shuttered Saint Vincent's telling of how in the years before the final curtain they were short of all manner and sort of basic supplies. This included BP equipment. Do you think patients gave the hospital slack because it was not NYP or Lennox Hill?

    The new patient satisfaction portion of Medicare/Medicaid is going to force all hospitals to more or less behave on a certain level. Don't think charity care facilities are graded differently than upscale hospitals.
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    How disgusting! Who cares about the color of the practitioner but rather their competency. Hospitals shouldn't cater to this crap. Shame on them if they do they get what they deserve "discrimination lawsuit". I just saw in my area they were looking for a director for a faculty but must be Indian. Unbelievable!
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    Quote from natnat122
    "After settling one lawsuit, a Flint, Michigan hospital accused of honoring a racist man’s request that Black nurses not care for his newborn said Friday that the “situation … was trigged by conduct which is not consistent with Hurley’s policies.”
    Hurley Medical Center now faces a second lawsuit over the incident. It settled the first suit — with veteran neonatal nurse Tonya Battle, 49 — Thursday after hours of negotiations between lawyers and hospital officials. Battle’s lawsuit put the national spotlight on the 105-year-old teaching hospital.
    The second lawsuit is from Carlotta Armstrong, who, according to her attorney, also is a veteran nurse. “I’m asking for justice. I want to present this to a jury,” attorney Tom Pabst said. “I want to see what the community thinks about it. I don’t want to settle this.”"


    Read more here: Black Nurse Banned From Touching "WHITE" Baby Wins Lawsuit | Black Like Moi
    What was the black nurse's monetary compensation for her "discrimination"?

    I am genuinely interested in the result of her filing legal action.
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    Unfortunately, as ignorant as this patient may be: It is his right to choose his nurse or the nurse of his children.

    The hospital is 100% in the right. and has no business being sued. I have had a patient refuse to let me care for them because "I looked too young"... did I take offense and go sue someone? No.

    I got another patient and moved on with my life.

    There is nothing to be upset about, live and let live. Love and let love. That means to even love the haters


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