What if a patient doesn't want to be cared for by a provider against whom the patient harbors a personal bias?
Nurses cannot refuse to care for a patient based on an individual bias, but what if it's the patient who doesn't want to be cared for by a certain provider? Can or should an accommodation be made to indulge a patient's bigotry?
Edie Brous is a nurse and attorney in New York City and the coordinator of Legal Clinic: email@example.com. The author has disclosed no potential conflicts of interest, financial or otherwise.