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Nursing2015

February 2004, Volume 34 Number 2 , p 26 - 26

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  • SUSAN A. SALLADAY RN, PHD

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© 2004 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc. Volume 34(2)             February 2004             p 26 Cultural sensitivity or bigotry? [ETHICAL PROBLEMS: DISCRIMINATION]

SALLADAY, SUSAN A. RN, PHD

Susan A. Salladay is director of The William Jennings Bryan Center for Excellence in Bioethics, BryanLGH Health System, Lincoln, Neb. Address your questions to: Ethical Problems, Nursing2004, 323 Norristown Rd., Suite 200, Ambler, PA 19002.

I've been a labor and delivery nurse for 12 years. Recently one of my patients, an immigrant from the Middle East, objected to my caring for her because letting a strange man provide intimate care was against her religion. To accommodate her, my nurse-manager reassigned me, and I was okay with that. But then I heard about a situation in which a white patient refused to let any black nurse care for her. I definitely wouldn't be okay with accommodating ...

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