Hospital Bans Black Nurses From Caring for White Baby at Father's Request - page 28

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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    If you have read the thread entirely; and know the law; the hospital has paid up, within good reason, based on the law-that's just FACT.

    This has been settled for a while now-just like this thread had been before resurrecting it...
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    Why do some people make a big deal about resurrecting a thread? So you're only allowed to read it and not respond because it's months old?
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    Quote from SL2014
    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
    As other posters pointed out earlier, no, parents don't have a right to choose the race of their nurse. They have a right to take their business elsewhere if they choose not to respect the policies and procedures of the hospital.
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    Quote from pookyp
    Why do some people make a big deal about resurrecting a thread? So you're only allowed to read it and not respond because it's months old?

    Not making a big deal; stating the obvious-This was a very hot button controversial issue...some are best to be cooled off and then cold and be put to rest.
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    It was one of the charge nurse's fault. One of them went along with the dad's request. Management immediately put a stop to it when one of the physicians spoke to the unit manager about it.
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    Quote from JeanettePNP
    As other posters pointed out earlier, no, parents don't have a right to choose the race of their nurse. They have a right to take their business elsewhere if they choose not to respect the policies and procedures of the hospital.
    I think it is good to discuss these things. These ethiclal dilemmas cross our paths every day.

    I would differ that patients have every right to ask for and refuse whomever they wish to not care for them. While it may be wrong and they are racist and ignorant...they still have that right.

    Just like anyone else who doesn't want a male OB gyn or nurse or doesn't want someone tattooed and pierced or with long hair. Whatever their choice may be...they have the right to refuse and choose.
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    Quote from LadyFree28
    If you have read the thread entirely; and know the law; the hospital has paid up, within good reason, based on the law-that's just FACT.

    This has been settled for a while now-just like this thread had been before resurrecting it...
    While I agree that what the patient/family did was wrong. What law is there that states a patient has no right to choose who cares for them?
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    Quote from Esme12
    While I agree that what the patient/family did was wrong. What law is there that states a patient has no right to choose who cares for them?
    Patients and family members cannot decline based on race; as was hashed out in the thread...do NOT want to start this thread back up, btw, participating facilities in CMS cannot support discriminatory practices.

    One hospital I worked for MANY years ago got
    In trouble when a similar situation occurred; this time in L&D and it was stated ANY; the hospital sent all staff home; they found that they were in violation; as well as decided to go Ito mediation with the staff members, because they had a right to sue.
    Now, most facilities and agencies that I have been employed have placed in their orientation program about such instances, along with "diversity" talks; there is supposed to be a no-nonsense approach to supporting and/or condoning such actions, whether it is by staff or patients.
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    Quote from LadyFree28
    Patients and family members cannot decline based on race; as was hashed out in the thread...do NOT want to start this thread back up, btw, participating facilities in CMS cannot support discriminatory practices.

    One hospital I worked for MANY years ago got
    In trouble when a similar situation occurred; this time in L&D and it was stated ANY; the hospital sent all staff home; they found that they were in violation; as well as decided to go Ito mediation with the staff members, because they had a right to sue.
    Now, most facilities and agencies that I have been employed have placed in their orientation program about such instances, along with "diversity" talks; there is supposed to be a no-nonsense approach to supporting and/or condoning such actions, whether it is by staff or patients.
    I get it I do. I do not condone the practice


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