No black caregivers allowed

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Tue, 08-24-2010 - 9:33am

INDIANAPOLIS – Certified nursing assistant Brenda Chaney was on duty in an Indiana nursing home one day when she discovered a patient lying on the floor, unable to stand.


But Chaney couldn't help the woman up. She had to search for a white aide because the woman had left instructions that she did not want any black caregivers. And the nursing home insisted it was legally bound to honor the request.


The episode, which led to a recent federal court ruling that Chaney's civil rights had been violated, has brought to light a little known consequence of the patients' rights movement that swept the nation's health care system over the last two decades.


http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100823/ap_on_he_me/us_patient_prejudice


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Registered: 03-10-2010
Tue, 08-24-2010 - 4:22pm

Yes...

starts about 3:05 in the video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iju7igTfwm8

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Registered: 04-09-2007
Tue, 08-24-2010 - 4:02pm
Reminds me of an episode of "The Jeffersons" , where a fellow building resident had a heart attack and wished he'd died rather than be saved by George.
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Registered: 01-28-2009
Tue, 08-24-2010 - 3:53pm

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Actually, I'd like to see a racist try to win a case like that. I'd certainly hope that they wouldn't have a chance in heck of winning.

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Registered: 01-28-2009
Tue, 08-24-2010 - 3:50pm

I agree.

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Registered: 01-28-2009
Tue, 08-24-2010 - 3:49pm

How can one control what clients will do (if you are working in a store, or the service industry etc...)?

If the nursing home were the ones being prejudiced (if they fired her because some of their clients are racists or something like that) I would get it, re. civil rights.

However, it's a client IN the nursing home whom they are also legally bound to serve. The black caregiver did not have to pick the lady up or do anything for her however, and I assume she still gets a paycheck anyway.

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Registered: 07-31-2010
Tue, 08-24-2010 - 2:58pm

There are way too many pieces to this puzzle missing to even comment on this constructively.


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Registered: 04-09-2007
Tue, 08-24-2010 - 1:44pm

Yeah, it just seems like bad policy.

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Tue, 08-24-2010 - 1:31pm

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I disagree with you, but I'm pretty sure

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Registered: 04-09-2007
Tue, 08-24-2010 - 1:19pm

Well, I guess, conversely, if the woman died or was seriously injured

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Tue, 08-24-2010 - 12:13pm

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I disagree with you, but I'm pretty sure

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