» News

Father Doesn’t Want Black Nurses Taking Care of His Baby

Home - by - February 18, 2013 - 20:15 America/New_York - 26 Comments

Discuss

 

» 26 Comments

  1. dapenguin

    February 18th, 2013

    ok Alec has gone too far this time

    Thumb up +7

     
  2. Edith McCrotch

    February 18th, 2013

    The hospital messed up big time on that call.

    I would of taken my chances on pissing off the father than pissing off them people.

    Thumb up +9

     
  3. Maudie N Mandeville

    February 18th, 2013

    So who owns the baby? Can’t you pick and choose your doctor? Why not your nurse? So what if she was “shocked, upset, offended or in disbelief”. The father was probably a white welfare sucking Jew hating (like Obama) Aryan. What should the hospital have done, refused and enflamed the situation? They were protecting the baby. Where was it written that the ‘Hospital will provide nurses irrespective of race, nationality or religion’?

    Hospital should have assigned Nurses Leibowitz and Abramson.

    Thumb up +9

     
  4. HooHooNayNay

    February 18th, 2013

    Um, sorry nurse but you know the patient or pt advocate has the right to refuse ANY care at ANY time for ANY reason. Little old ladies don’t like to have their urinary catheters inserted by male nurses. Rednecks might not want black nurses. Most men prefer pretty nurses to ugly ones, especially at bath time.

    Hospital missed the reiteration to the nurse that the patient or patient’s advocate determines their plan of care. Bottom line, they can ask for another doctor, nurse, CNA.

    Noteworthy Comment Thumb up +20

     
  5. Jerry Manderin

    February 18th, 2013

    What happens when the next Neo-Nazi requests no Jews allowed to care for my little Eichmann?

    Thumb up +7

     
  6. Claudia

    February 18th, 2013

    So?

    Patients and their families have every right to make whatever request they want when it comes to their medical care. At least for now.

    I don’t care if the nurse got her feeling hurt. Grow up. The world isn’t always nice or fair.

    Noteworthy Comment Thumb up +17

     
  7. HooHooNayNay

    February 18th, 2013

    Muslims request no unclean women to take care of their menfolk, and that’s honored for being “culturally sensitive”. But this isn’t because someone found a hungry (and thick-necked ugly assed) lawyer

    Noteworthy Comment Thumb up +15

     
  8. Ricky

    February 18th, 2013

    Oh, let me guess… All of you who have replied so far must live in Northern States???
    Down here in the South, this is a normal everyday occurrence.

    Thumb up +1

     
  9. Edith McCrotch

    February 18th, 2013

    What is everyday?

    White dude refusing to let a black person near his baby OR black person suing because she was offended?

    This enquiring Southern mind wants to know…

    Noteworthy Comment Thumb up +12

     
  10. sablegsd

    February 18th, 2013

    News flash. Patients have the right to say no, to procedures, to specific personnel.

    Noteworthy Comment Thumb up +12

     
  11. Mary Jane Anklestraps

    February 18th, 2013

    Why is she suing the hospital? The hospital isn’t racist, the baby’s dad is. Tell her to go picket in front of that dude’s house and be done with it.
    Nurses have to deal with the public so they cannot be surprised/sensitive when people become assholes for any reason.

    Thumb up +9

     
  12. OpenTheDoor

    February 18th, 2013

    OK,, all you racists.
    What do you call a woman who demands only black people work on her husbands new Gulftream?

    Thumb up +5

     
  13. Rio

    February 18th, 2013

    If one happens to believe that blacks (on average) are more racist than whites.

    And you happen to be white, and you happen be uncomfortable with your newborn being cared for by black nurses.

    As a protective father, you should keep your mouth shut and take your chances.

    I don’t think so.

    Thumb up +8

     
  14. Mary Jane Anklestraps

    February 18th, 2013

    Imagine if they removed that baby or transferred it to another hospital and it died or got seriously brain damaged. They could destroy the hospital with lawsuits and wreck the reputation of their infant care. And did it ever occur to the nurse that she may have gotten her ass beat by insisting she take care of the baby?

    Sometimes when you run into insane people, you just have to let them be insane and get as far away as you can from them. Her feelings shouldn’t take over her common sense.

    That hospital could tell the family that unless it’s an emergency and there’s no other choice, they are forcefully encouraged to go the fuck somewhere else to be treated from now on. lol.

    Thumb up +5

     
  15. eternal cracker p

    February 18th, 2013

    And if you’re an illegal minority who received care, you have the right to not pay your bill.

    Thumb up +9

     
  16. Mary Jane Anklestraps

    February 18th, 2013

    “What do you call a woman who demands only black people work on her husbands new Gulftream?”

    It’s her husband’s plane so I don’t care if he’s henpecked or not.
    However, like the idiot dad at the hospital, you take a huge chance of getting an under qualified person if you only base your choice on a person’s color, sex, or religion and not their experience.

    Life’s a gamble and you have to roll your own dice, baby.

    Thumb up +6

     
  17. Unneutral

    February 18th, 2013

    Racism pisses me off….it’s so one sided.

    Thumb up +3

     
  18. TheFineReport.com

    February 18th, 2013

    There are always two sides to a story.

    That nurse must have made quite a negative impression.

    Send in Crazy Chris Dorner.

    Thumb up +3

     
  19. xthred

    February 18th, 2013

    Me neither.

    Thumb up +3

     
  20. reddecaesari

    February 18th, 2013

    deep pockets.

    patient may chose and their choice may offend.
    nurse may not be selected based on his choices.
    wrong or right.
    hospital being sued because that is where the money is.

    cha ching.

    Thumb up +6

     
  21. G.Marie

    February 19th, 2013

    Muslims are given the right of refusal – without repercussions. Why aren’t people of all colors or creeds or religions given the same option?

    Thumb up +9

     
  22. sablegsd

    February 19th, 2013

    Maybe the nurse demonstrated she was a blithering idiot and that’s why they said no to her “care.”

    I can’t hear the video, so I don’t know how this went down, but in any case, it’s his RIGHT.

    Thumb up +6

     
  23. Boobie the Rocket Dog

    February 19th, 2013

    Here’s another angle besides all the valid points made so far:
    Hospital reimbursement nowadays is based on “patient satisfaction.” Gov’t requires that hospitals contract surveyors to assess discharged patients’ opinions of their hospital care. If they don’t give a score of nine or ten out of ten, the gov’t reduces the hospital’s reimbursement by75%.

    This is another example of liberals’ good intentions gone awry. On the surface (and potentially, to a jury) this may look like a case of discrimination, but the bigger issue is money.

    Thumb up +3

     
  24. not the droid you seek

    February 19th, 2013

    openthedoor writes: What do you call a woman who demands only black people work on her husbands new Gulfstream?

    Oprah Winfrey! Wait, she’s not married.

    Thumb up 0

     
  25. Kenny Sullivan

    February 19th, 2013

    Nowhere in the story was the race of the man mentioned….hmmm…

    Thumb up +2

     
  26. scr_north

    February 19th, 2013

    @Openthedoor “You call her the Widow Winfrey”. Anytime you use color instead of skill to create your workforce (black, white or Asian or whatever) you will thin the talent pool until something very bad happens.

    Thumb up +1