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    (Original post by 0to100)
    Dunno what you're on about since I said she has a hijab and Idk any other religions where ppl wear a hijab and I'm sure most ppl don't

    Anyway I called them Muslim because they were Muslim
    and don't bother asking since you'll just say "that's your opinion" Yes it bloody well is isn't it.
    You can't take me to task for answering the thread title
    I said that you can tell with hijabs if they are Muslim or not.

    But as being a Muslim is not race there was no need to mention it, as even "white doctors" can be Muslims. Do you understand what I am saying?
    Therefore, you using the word Muslim to say that you feel better with "white doctors" more, can't be a valid reason. You using the doctors ethnic group would made
    have a bit more sense, if not all.

    The question asked would you feel safer being treated with by a white doctor? not to mention their religion. As a white doctor can be from any religion.
    I think with your experience you was meant to say that you personally feel more comfortable with white doctors than other races or skin colour.
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    (Original post by Mojo Banjo)
    And if so why?
    Your question is more to do with white supremacy than anything else you are initiating debate on are whites smarter than everyone else, stop beating round the bush.


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    (Original post by h333)
    I said that you can tell with hijabs if they are Muslim or not.
    Oh my ****ing god what now seriously
    Yes but you keep goin on about it and said I "called" her Muslim, What else is she in a hijab that I can "call" her?
    You also said "most" times ppl wearing hijabs are Muslims
    what other times?
    ^that is a rhetorical ques I really don't want you to make up any other common religion where someone would be in a hijab
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    (Original post by 0to100)
    Oh my ****ing god what now seriously
    Yes but you keep goin on about it and said I "called" her Muslim, What else is she in a hijab that I can "call" her?
    You also said "most" times ppl wearing hijabs are Muslims
    what other times?
    ^that is a rhetorical ques I really don't want you to make up any other common religion where someone would be in a hijab
    "Although, yes with female muslims it can be easily identified most times if they wear a hijab."

    I think you did not understand my sentence above. i will rephrase: with female Muslims you can tell more easily only if they are wearing a hijab, but otherwise can not always jump to conclusions.

    Ok this is pointless. And I have not called you a racist etc as I do not want to jump to conclusions.

    By all means I did not even say you feeling more comfortable with white doctors is a bad thing or was completely wrong...only wrong if it is for racist reasons.
    As you have said you did not so that it is fine and all well.
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    (Original post by Mojo Banjo)
    And if so why?
    At first I thought it doesnt matter.. but the truth is I'd see a doctor who knows how to do theri job properly for example... I had some doctor who used to ask us what happend and give us medicine.. but the new doctor we got is more engaging with us clearly stating the symptoms and giving us other ways in which we could improve our health etc..
    But at the end of the day Race of a person should not leave you with prejudicial ideas
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    (Original post by Kiniun)
    Tbh, I'd feel more comfortable around a doctor that looked like me or had similar features relatable to me e.g. Ethnic backgorund/Fairly young/Female etc
    In general, I think people feel more at ease when they are around people that look like them
    Exactly! You feel more comfortable around those with similar traits to yourself, it's just how we are.

    (Original post by Youngmetro)
    These ppl have worked hard to become a doctor, give up their time for you and you spit in their faces and say 'i dont feel safe, you're not white' smh
    It's well known that diversity quotas have made it easier for minorities to get jobs than white people. There's less whites going into medicine, but none the less it's a terrifying thought that the guy, who's hands you've put your life in, possibly got the job because of his ethnicity instead of his skills. It's hard for me not to get suspicious when such a stupid policy exists.

    It's nothing to do with skin colour, it's just that the probability of being seen by a doctor who got the job only to meet a quota is higher with non-whites. I like to know that I'm going to survive operations and things, you know.
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    (Original post by Peroxidation)
    It's well known that diversity quotas have made it easier for minorities to get jobs than white people. There's less whites going into medicine, but none the less it's a terrifying thought that the guy, who's hands you've put your life in, possibly got the job because of his ethnicity instead of his skills. It's hard for me not to get suspicious when such a stupid policy exists.

    It's nothing to do with skin colour, it's just that the probability of being seen by a doctor who got the job only to meet a quota is higher with non-whites. I like to know that I'm going to survive operations and things, you know.
    Nope, they all come out of medical school, passing the same tests, meeting the same level of standards and getting the same degree. Dont try and hide your prejudice, you're essentially saying 'whites are cleverer'
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    (Original post by Youngmetro)
    Nope, they all come out of medical school, passing the same tests, meeting the same level of standards and getting the same degree. Dont try and hide your prejudice, you're essentially saying 'whites are cleverer'
    That's my point, though it has nothing to do with prejudice. They get the same qualifications but are hired instead of white people based on skin colour. Even if they get slightly lower qualifications they still get hired in preference over white people due to quota filling. If my life's on the line I want the best doctor I can get, not a quota-filler.

    Stop trying to defame people by coming up with silly excuses to label them as racists. It's counterproductive, immature and quite frankly, pathetic.
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    (Original post by Peroxidation)
    That's my point, though it has nothing to do with prejudice. They get the same qualifications but are hired instead of white people based on skin colour. Even if they get slightly lower qualifications they still get hired in preference over white people due to quota filling. If my life's on the line I want the best doctor I can get, not a quota-filler.

    Stop trying to defame people by coming up with silly excuses to label them as racists. It's counterproductive, immature and quite frankly, pathetic.
    Wrong again, you are presuming that there even is quota filling, which isnt the case. There is NO quota filling, doctors get 100% employment and there is no pressure. As well as this, there is no way of telling which doctor is better than the other when they all get employed.
    That pretty much sums you up here, wrong.
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    (Original post by Multiculturalism)
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    couldn't care less as long as they know what they're doing and aren't creepy, I hate creepy doctors
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    (Original post by Peroxidation)
    That's my point, though it has nothing to do with prejudice. They get the same qualifications but are hired instead of white people based on skin colour. Even if they get slightly lower qualifications they still get hired in preference over white people due to quota filling. If my life's on the line I want the best doctor I can get, not a quota-filler.

    Stop trying to defame people by coming up with silly excuses to label them as racists. It's counterproductive, immature and quite frankly, pathetic.
    The NHS is short-staffed as it is, nearly all Medical graduates get jobs, White or not. Stop making unsupported claims.
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    (Original post by Kiniun)
    Tbh, I'd feel more comfortable around a doctor that looked like me or had similar features relatable to me e.g. Ethnic backgorund/Fairly young/Female etc
    In general, I think people feel more at ease when they are around people that look like them
    I don't know what you're talking about because I NEVER think about the race of a professional who is helping me. Clearly not all people are like you and others on this thread.
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    (Original post by Peroxidation)
    Exactly! You feel more comfortable around those with similar traits to yourself, it's just how we are.



    It's well known that diversity quotas have made it easier for minorities to get jobs than white people. There's less whites going into medicine, but none the less it's a terrifying thought that the guy, who's hands you've put your life in, possibly got the job because of his ethnicity instead of his skills. It's hard for me not to get suspicious when such a stupid policy exists.

    It's nothing to do with skin colour, it's just that the probability of being seen by a doctor who got the job only to meet a quota is higher with non-whites. I like to know that I'm going to survive operations and things, you know.
    Yea I get having preferences but at the end of the day we can't keep choosing as there's not enough ppl to go around to suit all our needs. I do wanna be there for the front row seat if someone refuses to get a certain dr though. I've literally never seen that before.
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    (Original post by WBZ144)
    The NHS is short-staffed as it is, nearly all Medical graduates get jobs, White or not. Stop making unsupported claims.
    I was extrapolating based on how it is in all other industries. It's good to know that the NHS isn't affected by it though.
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    To be perfectly honest I'm sure there'd be some leve of unconcious bias towards people who look familiar or have simmilar characteristics to people I know. For me most people I know are white. Other factors like sex and age are a far bigger influence, but i'm sure race comes into it a little bit. I'm aware of prefering female doctors and there is one doctor I know who reminds me of my aunt so makes me feel a bit more comfortable. My aunt is white and and if the doctor wasn't she probably wouldn't remind me of my aunt so I guess in some way that means I am bias towards he because she is white, but only because of it's other implications.

    Once you've dealt with a doctor a few times though that unconcious bias isn't so relevant cos you're judging them from your experiences with them. So many doctors I felt less comfortable with turned out to be ones I seek out for appointments now.

    On a logical level I don't give a damn about what my doctor looks like as long as they know what they're doing and have good bedside manner. They could have a tail and horns for all I care. On a level of subconcious comfort though since I and most of the people I know are white there is probably some ammount of preference to white doctors.
    Given a choice between a white male and a black female though I expect I would feel more comfortable with the female.
 
 
 
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