When the Patient Is Racist – NYTimes.com

A more open discussion than one normally sees on racism and discrimination on the front lines of healthcare. While our hospital has an appropriate code of  on rights and responsibilities, Your rights and responsibilities,  it is a challenge to implement given the number and variety if people being seen, time pressures, the health and psychological pressure on patients, and the normal human wish to avoid conflict.

No excuse for bad behaviour of any sort but understand why doctors and other medical staff may prefer to duck and move on to the next patient.

When the Patient Is Racist – NYTimes.com.

About Andrew
Andrew blogs and tweets public policy issues, particularly the relationship between the political and bureaucratic levels, citizenship and multiculturalism. His latest book, Policy Arrogance or Innocent Bias, recounts his experience as a senior public servant in this area.

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