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    (Original post by Charlotte49)
    No kind of racism is ok.

    If a patient refuses treatment because the doctor/nurse is rude or incompetent or whatever then fair enough, but refusing treatment on the basis of race (or assumed race in this case) is not right.
    Morally wrong maybe, but people should still have the right to do so. When it comes to your own health it's important that you be entirely comfortable with your treatment, even if that discomfort is born of prejudice.
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    (Original post by Youngmetro)
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Misleading_vividness

    Seriously, you're too stupid to realise you're stupid.
    Again you used the term completely wrong since I experienced it and now you're accusing me of stating my experience as intending to get other ppl to agree with me?
    I simply stated it because I wanted to even if in hindsight it was uncouth. I'm not "leading" or "misleading" anyone with anything I say, so why are you worried people will agree that certain drs make them uncomfortable? It's their opinion they have a right to.
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    (Original post by Mojo Banjo)
    Who cares lol

    Learn to make some good, popular threads first
    Your threads are not good. Lol. :toofunny:
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    (Original post by Charlotte49)
    No kind of racism is ok.

    If a patient refuses treatment because the doctor/nurse is rude or incompetent or whatever then fair enough, but refusing treatment on the basis of race (or assumed race in this case) is not right.
    I never said it is right but I'm saying they have the right not to want a certain dr, it's their personal situation their health, they should feel comfortable with whoever they want. They're not barring people from working there by having an opinion.
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    (Original post by homeland.lsw)
    Hit the nail on the head right there :yy:
    http://www.livescience.com/18132-int...sm-racism.html

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    (Original post by h333)
    Ok then I assume your comfort (if it is not to do with the fear that other skin colours or races are not as good doctors) then can be reasonable.
    No I dont think that simply having a certain skin colour makes you unqualified lool just that it makes me uncomfortable because I feel culturally I will be handled differently depending on the person.
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    (Original post by ohgodwhatamidoin)
    Humans naturally feel more secure around those similar to us. It's an evolutionary response. It's probably minimised in the modern age seeing how exposed we are to those who are different to us, but still present. Even if consciously we may know that all doctors are similarly qualified, it's no surprise if white people feel more comfortable around white doctors (and black people around black doctors, etc.).
    I do not think that is always the case. I feel that chinese and indian doctors do very well at their job most of the time than other doctors (of course others do but with my family this is the case). although I am not chinese or indian. Despite that, I feel comfortable with a doctor of any race.
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    I don't care what race they are. As long I can understand what they're saying (no thick accent) and do they're job to the best of their ability.
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    It don't matter if they're an alien as long as they can patch me up well, they're a 10/10 in my book
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    Not really. I feel more safer in the presence of female doctors especially during moments when I have to talk about female things and [physical contact.
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    (Original post by 0to100)
    No I dont think that simply having a certain skin colour makes you unqualified lool just that it makes me uncomfortable because I feel culturally I will be handled differently depending on the person.
    Ok that is your opinion.
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    (Original post by 0to100)
    Again you used the term completely wrong since I experienced it and now you're accusing me of stating my experience as intending to get other ppl to agree with me?
    I simply stated it because I wanted to even if in hindsight it was uncouth. I'm not "leading" or "misleading" anyone with anything I say, so why are you worried people will agree that certain drs make them uncomfortable? It's their opinion they have a right to.
    If its your experience the point is it is invalid in the conversation.
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    (Original post by ohgodwhatamidoin)
    Morally wrong maybe, but people should still have the right to do so. When it comes to your own health it's important that you be entirely comfortable with your treatment, even if that discomfort is born of prejudice.
    (Original post by 0to100)
    I never said it is right but I'm saying they have the right not to want a certain dr, it's their personal situation their health, they should feel comfortable with whoever they want. They're not barring people from working there by having an opinion.
    Obviously the situation is different in GP practices etc. where choice is encouraged, but in emergency care and acute areas where patients aren't able to pick and choose the staff members who take care of them, prejudice causes problems (e.g. on a ward, this could lead to patients being treated by a different nurse who knows nothing about them, and who has his/her own workload to deal with in addition to this, or who isn't the best person to help them). Clearly no one would force someone to be treated by a doctor/nurse they felt uncomfortable with unless it was a life or death situation.
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    (Original post by Youngmetro)
    If its your experience the point is it is invalid in the conversation.
    Experience is literally relevant as we're discussing personal opinions, title says "you feel"

    (Original post by h333)
    Ok that is your opinion.
    I didn't state an opinion in what you just quoted. It's not my opinion that I would feel uncomfortable lol I also never said I'd refuse em just that I take notice of different care.
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    (Original post by Charlotte49)
    Obviously the situation is different in GP practices etc. where choice is encouraged, but in emergency care and acute areas where patients aren't able to pick and choose the staff members who take care of them, prejudice causes problems (e.g. on a ward, this could lead to patients being treated by a different nurse who knows nothing about them, and who has his/her own workload to deal with in addition to this, or who isn't the best person to help them). Clearly no one would force someone to be treated by a doctor/nurse they felt uncomfortable with unless it was a life or death situation.
    You didnt specify the type of hospital or dr. initially
    Even still it's that person's opinion and if they wanna die because they were racist then ok but there's no harm in it really
    Also I have this little feeling that all drs have basic qualifications as they're hired so
    I doubt the person felt the pakistani wasn't qualified, it's more of personal preference and who you feel comfortable around
    or dealing with the general public, you'll inevitably get ppl of all education levels
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    I would feel safer being treated by someone who spoke fluent English, I know it has no baring on how good they are at their job but as a patient I should be able to trust and communicate easily.
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    (Original post by 0to100)
    You didnt specify the type of hospital or dr. initially
    Even still it's that person's opinion and if they wanna die because they were racist then ok but there's no harm in it really
    Also I have this little feeling that all drs have basic qualifications as they're hired so
    I doubt the person felt the pakistani wasn't qualified, it's more of personal preference and who you feel comfortable around
    or dealing with the general public, you'll inevitably get ppl of all education levels
    It's a different story if a patient is able to make an informed choice to refuse treatment, but unless that was the case and they were imminently coming to harm then they would be treated by whoever was available and best equipped to deal with the situation. What I was trying to say, is that if a patient refused to be treated by someone who was, for example, a band 6 nurse who was Indian, they could easily have to be treated by a less experienced, less specialised nurse if that was the only other staff member available. Similarly, if a patient refused treatment by a specialist consultant because of their race, it could hugely delay their treatment times and ultimately cause them harm. Yes, it's their decision to do that, but my point is that there can be quite serious consequences.
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    (Original post by Mojo Banjo)
    Lol I don't beg anyone for anything.
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    Basically this girl wasn't replying to my messages so I placed a curse on her.Attachment 527763
    lol k

    (Original post by Mojo Banjo)
    I don't make threads about my all the girls that end up turning me down. Difference between me you and me is, you were serious about that relationship and in the end you got rejected lol
    Which relationship would that be? Which girls did I ask, and who turned me down?
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    (Original post by serah.exe)
    I would be more comfortable talking about my social anxiety with a white doctor than a non-white. I'm not sure why.
    I think I know why. Probably because a lot of white can relate to that whereas more traditional communities will laugh it off.
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    (Original post by Charlotte49)
    Racism in healthcare is definitely still a thing. I'm white and British with a slightly unusual surname. A patient once heard my surname after a college said 'Nurse X will be treating you' and the patient loudly declared that they did not want a Pakistani nurse anywhere near them.
    Racism everywhere is definitely still a thing

    (Original post by 0to100)
    Explain the fascism please
    Racism. Its pretty much fascism, because its thinking one race is better than another

    (Original post by Mathemagicien)
    You calling me a troll? :rofl:
    Again, all you right wing people do is call me a troll. I'm not far-left either 0to100, I'm moderate left, but to those with far right beliefs then I look like a troll to them
 
 
 
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