Personally, I find it outrageous that anyone ever thought the patient's rights included this...
Wow, I never knew that bigotry could kill. I wonder if the woman had died if the family would have blamed the AA aid for not helping? Somehow, I think they would. So in other words, the elderly woman in this case would rather die than to be helped by another human with a different color of skin? Hmmm, yep. Bigotry can kill.
Answer by QuinnMae at 12:11 PM on Aug. 24, 2010
Answer by HistoryMamaX3 at 12:08 PM on Aug. 24, 2010
Crazy that bigoted whims would have ever been accommodated. Good to see it's being fixed.
Answer by SavageJane at 12:16 PM on Aug. 24, 2010
Answer by Ash9724 at 12:10 PM on Aug. 24, 2010
I read this article this morning. I've been in nursing homes and have seen patients with this mentality. As a caregiver I would welcome the "out" to not have to take care of people who have this closed mind set. I do think it's crazy that a patient's rights were ever thought to include picking what staff could work with them. My thought, if you don't like the staff move to a different facility.
Answer by scout_mom at 12:13 PM on Aug. 24, 2010
Answer by momentofpeace at 12:16 PM on Aug. 24, 2010
Answer by GinNTonic at 12:20 PM on Aug. 24, 2010
Answer by sunshine58103 at 12:21 PM on Aug. 24, 2010