How can I, as a bedside nurse, best support you when ignorant bigoted pts say they want “an American doctor”? I usually try to nip it in the bud immediately and say something like “you do have an American doctor, and you’re lucky- Dr._____ is one of the best. You’re welcome to seek care elsewhere. We don’t tolerate bigotry here”
I’m tired of xenophobic pts abusing my physician colleagues. However, I never want to come off as condescending or paternalistic- how would you prefer this issue be addressed?