Does a nurse have right to refuse a patient?!

Question: Does a nurse have right to refuse a patient!?
Does a nurse have right to refuse a patient!?
First of all, I do understand that they have to be very responsible!.
I feel that patient's have too many rights and none to the nurses!. I mean they are helping but don't they have any rights!?
Right to refuse a patient- if not on personal grounds but maybe on nurse's religious grounds!?

and one more thing - can nurse refuse to help a male patient for personal care !?
It would be brutal to HAVE TO do something !.!.!.!.!.I don't have enough words!.

I hope to get nurses to answer this -Www@Answer-Health@Com

this is a very thin line!. as for the female nurse and male patient, yes, you can say no and get another nurse!. as for the other part of this, if a patient is in dying need of medical attention, then im pretty sure you cant say next bc theyre not christian and youre a preachers wife!. (hypothetical)

yes!. you can refuse to serve a patient!. as long as its not only bc of racial or religious reasons!. something such as a patient wanting an abortion!.!.!.you the nurse can refuse due to personal reasons!. you may have to explain why you refused if the patient informs the right people in anger!.Www@Answer-Health@Com

No, she does not!. She is hired to do a job!. If she cannot do that job, she always has the option of not taking the position!. There are other careers she can have!. No one wants a nurse that is going to pick and choose who they will treat!. That is a waste of everyones time and money!. They want nurses willing to do the job they are hired for!.

Furthermore a hospital is not going to risk a lawsuit when a nurse fails to provide care and someone dies or becomes worse due to her failure to do her job because of some conflict she has with doing the job she was hired for!. Anyone with such a conflict need only get a different job!. Not a hard situation!.Www@Answer-Health@Com

i didn't know they couldn't refuse treatment but i believe if you talk to your supervisor(if you are a nurse) they could revise your working situation also why are you a doctor if you don't want to help people (male) it's purely medicalWww@Answer-Health@Com

This is discrimination!. What about doctors refusing to treat a patient that came to his office!? Health care providers take an oath for the well being of the patient!. If you can't, then you need to go into a different profession!. As long as you are not being sexually harassed, it is your duty to take care of the patient!. I am religious, and I am trying to figure out how religion plays into refusing to do nursing duties!. I have inserted a catheter to giving enemas to males, and I do not find the human body offensive!. I have been involved in codes that the patient had to have his clothes completely removed!. Believe me, there is nothing sexual about something like this when you are trying to save someone's life!.Www@Answer-Health@Com

on tv!.!.patients have wayy many more rights!.!. not sure whyy!.
& if a nurse feels like she can't do something!.!. she can say so, and get someone else who's comfortable with doing the job!.!.!. but maybe thats just on tv too!.!. lolzWww@Answer-Health@Com

Yes they can refuse !. but for the right reasons like if theres nothing wrong with them ,, they have assulted you!.!. you havent been trained for that type of medicene!.Www@Answer-Health@Com

yes!. especially if that patient is as ugly as youWww@Answer-Health@Com

it depends on what the patient needsWww@Answer-Health@Com


i have nurses in the family, and yes, they can refuse a patient!. however, they will have to make one hell of an argument as far as i know!.Www@Answer-Health@Com

First of all a nurse takes the same oath as a doctor to cause no harm, as for helping a male patient with personal care, what does this have to do with anything!? they treat all patients equally, as the medical profession is not sexual in nature as your statement hints!. If you do not want to treat male patients then for the sake of all ill people in the world do not get into the medical profession!. If you are a nurse or doctor you treat the patient in whatever manner helps that patient, male or female, straight or not, from bathing to providing medications!.Www@Answer-Health@Com

I don't think that a nurse, or a doctor, or any health care professional should have the right to refuse a patient!. ESPECIALLY - because of race, religion, background, etc!. I would feel intimidated going to get medical attention - am I pretty enough to get helped today!?

With any career/job you have to be professional!Www@Answer-Health@Com

It is absolutely absurd and appalling for someone to deny care to a patient on the grounds of religious belief!Www@Answer-Health@Com

No, a nurse doesn't have the right to refuse to care for a patient on religious grounds!. There aren't any religious beliefs that I'm aware of that would apply anyway, and I believe the Good Lord would expect you to help anyone who needed it regardless of what they believed!. You would be obligated to assist a male patient with personal care that they were not capable of providing for themselves, however you aren't expected to provide fodder for male fantasies- no!. As a nurse, you concern is for the welfare of your patient, above all else!. If you can't provide that type of care, you don't need to be a nurse!. A nurse is concerned for the humanity of her patient- which is a commodity shared by all human beings and surpasses any religious, political or racial differences!. I know that you may think that patients have too many rights, but above all they have a right to being treated with dignity and compassion- and a nurse has a responsibility to see that they are granted those things!. A nurse has a choice not to be a nurse, or to quit if she/he can't meet this basic requirement!. Patients do not always have a choice in who cares for them, nor the type/amount of care they need!. A nurse still is entitled to the basic human rights as anyone else- the right to be treated fairly and with dignity!. If your patient doesn't understand that, then you are certainly within your rights to inform them of the need, or to inform your supervisors of their failure to do so!. You would still be obligated to provide care for them to the best of your ability!. The patient's needs still come first, and as a nurse, you have a professional sense of obligation to uphold!. Since you mentioned the bit about personal care, perhaps you should understand that how a true professional views that is different from the general public!. To us, it is all just a part of being human, and not at all personal in the usual sense!. You don't think much about changing a baby diaper, and I don't think much about helping with toilet needs when it's necessary!. It's all just nature to me, and pretty much all the parts involved are pretty common to humans!. So one tush is pretty much like all the rest, and very seldom memorable!. I've never had any dealings with a religious objection, then again I never gave it much thought!. God made everyone human and all blood is red!. We all breathe oxygen, drink water, love our moms, feel pain and cry!. We have a lot more in common with one another than we realize!. Oddly enough, just about all the major religious creeds all share the same basic teachings- one of the most important being to treat others as we wish to be treated!. So keeping that belief rather transcends any religious objections you could have!. Until I get word from the Almighty differently, I'll just stick with that basic guidance!. I would hope others did as well!.Www@Answer-Health@Com

Um not sure, but if they are in intermittent harm and you do nothing you can get in trouble and lose your licenseWww@Answer-Health@Com

I am a registered nurse!. When you took the profession, you agreed to help everyone regardless of sex, age, racial status, sexual beliefs, whether they are homosexuals or not, whether they have killed someone or not!.
I work in a criminology department!.!. I treat people who have done terrible things!. I dont agree with it but I have vowed to treat every one as a human being, with respect and care!. Nursing is not about you!.Www@Answer-Health@Com

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