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    No, as long as they are qualified to treat patients then it doesn't matter for me. As long as it's not Dr Nick from the Simpsons.
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    (Original post by Mathemagicien)
    No (calm down), as I said its an unconscious bias, thanks to news like this:

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/3626788.stm

    Which make ethnic employees look like tokens (rather racist, isn't it?) and reduces my trust in them, unfortunately.
    There's a difference between having a token receptionist in an awful media firm, and having a token qualified doctor, in that it doesn't matter if they're token - they're still fully qualified to treat you. It's actually not possible to have a token person in such a highly trained field - people there deserve it.
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    The colour makes absolutely no difference in my mind. However, I met a few foreign doctors in British hospitals and found I struggled to understand what they say - their English wasn't brilliant or they had a thick accent, and this might worry me slightly if this was the case! While Im sure theyvwere very clever and good at their job, for being a doctor, communication is really important!

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    (Original post by Mojo Banjo)
    And if so why?
    No, the exact opposite, pakistani and inidian doctors are more genuine.

    I can never tell if white doctors really care about their patients.
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    I've had Muslim drs since I were small and they are so detached and rough like tyhey're about to perform surgery or something. They just come in like "oo oo-kee. Get on de taburl an' I vill opan you up an' see vuts inside joo." It's like er ok nice to meet you too Dr. Kamal...I'm 4 can you be nicer, cheers?

    Meanwhile a Dr. Mitchell lets me call her Dr. Kate and gives me candy for being a good lad :cool: lool
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    (Original post by Mathemagicien)
    No (calm down), as I said its an unconscious bias, thanks to news like this:

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/3626788.stm

    Which make ethnic employees look like tokens (rather racist, isn't it?) and reduces my trust in them, unfortunately.
    The ethnic employer think is more like political correctness and positive discrimination, its hardly bias.

    The beauty of irrationality is that you can change it, considering that many of those who become doctors arent white i would suggest you can change your view that 'white doctors are more qualified and safer'. If it takes as little as a silly news article and your own judgement cant see past it then im afraid i cannot help you.
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    Lol we are lucky to even have free healthcare , and u bring up skin colour.
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    No, skin colour really is irrelevant.

    The only doctor I've ever had a problem with was one that struggled with English. I think he was Dutch or German and we couldn't understand each other.
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    (Original post by Youngmetro)
    The ethnic employer think is more like political correctness and positive discrimination, its hardly bias.
    Discrimination isn't a bias? o.O

    The beauty of irrationality is that you can change it, considering that many of those who become doctors arent white i would suggest you can change your view that 'white doctors are more qualified and safer'. If it takes as little as a silly news article and your own judgement cant see past it then im afraid i cannot help you.
    I said I'd feel more comfortable with people I see as disadvantaged, who've had a harder time getting employed, not that they are safer.
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    (Original post by Arkasia)
    There's a difference between having a token receptionist in an awful media firm, and having a token qualified doctor, in that it doesn't matter if they're token - they're still fully qualified to treat you. It's actually not possible to have a token person in such a highly trained field - people there deserve it.
    Yes, but if you narrow the pool from which you employ people, you will probably get less good people overall. Do you want exceptional employees or merely good employees? Any discrimination is bad for a meritocracy.
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    (Original post by iEthan)
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    That's the default reaction I have to everything that comes out of this guy's mouth
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    (Original post by Mojo Banjo)
    And if so why?
    The more qualified they are the more i trust them, why does race matter?
    (Original post by blackdiamond97)
    as long as they have the right qualifications I couldn't give a ****
    same
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    (Original post by L1U1x1o)
    No, the exact opposite, pakistani and inidian doctors are more genuine.

    I can never tell if white doctors really care about their patients.
    I totally disagree. I've had non-Jewish white drs and dentists etc who have been so kind if not too kind but still kind, especially the younger women. The younger men are professionally chatty, and the older ones are stern but cool

    Never ever had a warm Muslim dr even their hands have been cold, I rem one especially.

    However I don't go to hospital for spa service lol but still I had one Indian dr dunno if he's Muslim or not but he had to give me injections and while my mam praises him for his efficiency he just practically doused me with skin alcohol, stabbed me in the arm, slapped a plaster on me, and pushed me out the bloody room, no hi no bye roflll
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    (Original post by 0to100)
    I totally disagree. I've had non-Jewish white drs and dentists etc who have been so kind if not too kind but still kind, especially the younger women. The younger men are professionally chatty, and the older ones are stern but cool

    Never ever had a warm Muslim dr even their hands have been cold, I rem one especially.

    However I don't go to hospital for spa service lol but still I had one Indian dr dunno if he's Muslim or not but he had to give me injections and while my mam praises him for his efficiency he just practically doused me with skin alcohol, stabbed me in the arm, slapped a plaster on me, and pushed me out the bloody room, no hi no bye roflll
    anecdotal fallacy mate, im sure there are many who disagree
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    (Original post by Zargabaath)
    That's the default reaction I have to everything that comes out of this guy's mouth
    :giggle:
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    (Original post by Mojo Banjo)
    And if so why?
    (Original post by Mathemagicien)
    Honestly, with all the 'equality' nonsense, I'd be more comfortable with those who I am sure have earned their place
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    As long as they do this, as soon as I get into their clinic:

    ****ing racist thread. ****ing racist posts. Wtf??

    (Original post by Serine Soul)
    Trying to attract right wingers of TSR I see
    He's always hanging out in News and Current Affairs. Always trolling, sometimes he posts right wing stuff, sometimes left wing stuff, just to stir up a ****storm. Thankfully, we've enclosed all the fascists in the NaCA forum, and they only rarely come out into the wider TSR
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    (Original post by Mathemagicien)
    Yes, but if you narrow the pool from which you employ people, you will probably get less good people overall. Do you want exceptional employees or merely good employees? Any discrimination is bad for a meritocracy.
    You don't seem to understand that one of the problems facing the NHS right now is a shortage of capable doctors to deal with patients. Any employee that is qualified to do the job is a good employee; 'exceptional' or otherwise. There is no discrimination taking place in terms of trained medical staff.
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    (Original post by 0to100)
    I totally disagree. I've had non-Jewish white drs and dentists etc who have been so kind if not too kind but still kind, especially the younger women. The younger men are professionally chatty, and the older ones are stern but cool

    Never ever had a warm Muslim dr even their hands have been cold, I rem one especially.

    However I don't go to hospital for spa service lol but still I had one Indian dr dunno if he's Muslim or not but he had to give me injections and while my mam praises him for his efficiency he just practically doused me with skin alcohol, stabbed me in the arm, slapped a plaster on me, and pushed me out the bloody room, no hi no bye roflll
    And you. Another fascist troll
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    (Original post by Youngmetro)
    anecdotal fallacy mate, im sure there are many who disagree

    Of course there are ppl who will disagree and I'm sure there are people who will agree.
    Not that I'm posting worrying about either though.
    It's not a "fallacy" either since I've experienced it while fallacy means an untrue belief...
    And anecdotal means I've experienced so you just contradicted yaself
    Stop using words too big for you.
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    (Original post by Multiculturalism)
    ****ing racist thread. ****ing racist posts. Wtf??



    He's always hanging out in News and Current Affairs. Always trolling, sometimes he posts right wing stuff, sometimes left wing stuff, just to stir up a ****storm. Thankfully, we've enclosed all the fascists in the NaCA forum, and they only rarely come out into the wider TSR
    I sincerely apologise sir, for my senseless comment.
    I have never seen you swear, so please calm down, I am sorry to have pissed you off.....
 
 
 
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