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ismnotwasm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-26-10 10:59 AM
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53. This type of request is not uncommon
Where I work, it usually manifests itself in request for someone "english speaking"--ALL of our nurses speak English, some have an accent.

(We also get patients, almost always males, who make sexual comments or overtures or attempted sexual assault or simply masturbate in front of their nurses. We also deal with violent patients)

When a patient is overtly racist, calling names or making comments or becoming violent, (it happens more often than people realize) we try to protect our nurses and nursing assistants (we call the latter PCTs or patient care technicians)

The company is at fault for not having a plan in place to protect the worker and the patient. I've taken care of any number of unpleasant individuals, but they're human beings and I care for them because that's what I do. We don't want our nurses or PCT's forced to be exposed to this kind of racism, so we find white caregivers if we can, go in pairs if we can't.
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