I don't know that many people who work with little babies in intensive care would ever blame the child because their parents were asshats but it is possible. Human beings get their feelings involved, but I imagine even more care, caution and empathy for the small ones in this situation. I am a polly-anna like that. However if the personal or professional relationship had soured to a point where there was no trust or healthy communication, by all means the situation should change.
Are you deliberately misquoting me or have you honestly just not understood what I have written? Nowhere have I (or anyone else) said that a parent should be charged with anything for making any request. I'm talking about refusal of treatment. Clearly. You DON'T think that a parent who refuses treatment which leads to a childs harm (such as refusing treatment for treatable conditions in lieu or prayer or laying on of hands, or refusing a blood transfusion when it was necessary, or refusing to allow a black person to treat their child) SHOULD be investigated? As a mother that is shocking to me.
You are presenting a debate argument that no one is arguing against as though it relates to the the debate.
This debate is about a hospital participating in discrimination. Do you agree with this racist parent that a hospital should do that?
If the patient and nurse or doctor did not have a good working relationship regardless of the reason, I believe it is in the best interest to try to move things around if possible. It is not always going to be possible.
Yeah, that's not what she said or meant. Melis meant that if they guy refuses care because of the medical professional's skin color, and his child suffers because of lack of treatment, THEN he is culpable. But no one said anything should happen just for asking about it.
Ugh. I am a bit creeped out by the whole thing.
I think that it is so sucky that we live in a society that has to have laws to make sure that protected classes can do their jobs. And what's even worse is that in 2013 we still have to call on these laws.