Hospital system tells non-‘woke’ patients to ‘make other plans’

'Code of conduct' also could result in ban on treatments

‘Code of conduct’ also could result in ban on treatments

Bob Unruh
WND News Center

Are you “non-woke,” not particularly politically correct and certainly not on board with the extreme ideology of contemporary America where men can simply say they are women and you are supposed to call them “Miss”?

One hospital system is kicking you to the curb.

A report at Just the News documents how Mass General Brigham, a “wealthy” health-care system in Massachusetts, is imposing a “code of conduct” on patients.

The code covers not only “verbal threats” and “vulgar words” but also threatens patients with action for “offensive comments about others’ race, accent, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or other personal traits.”

“Unwelcome words” are not allowed.

“MGB warns that it may ask [patients] to ‘make other plans for their care’ in response to some violations,” the report confirmed.

They also might be banned from any future care that is not an emergency.

The hospital declares, “Words or actions that are disrespectful, racist, discriminatory, hostile, or harassing are not welcome.”

Just the News revealed that the code “gives no minimum number of violations before a patient would be kicked out or banned…”

The bull’s-eye is on a wide range of patients now, according to Do No Harm, an advocacy group that fights “wokism.”

The group warned failing to use preferred pronouns could be considered to be harassment and disputing the existence of systemic racism could, in fact, be determined to be “racist.”

“Do No Harm noted that one of MGB’s founding members and Harvard Med’s training hospital, Brigham and Women’s, launched a pilot last year that explicitly granted ‘preferential care based on race’ to redress past wrongs, even while acknowledging it might be illegal,” Just the News reported.

Officials, however, refused to reveal whether “misgendering,” or using a person’s legal name instead of a “transgender” identifier they have chosen, would count as a violation.

“The code of conduct is an internal framework that will be used to evaluate each potential incident,” spokesman Mark Murphy told Just the News by email.

“Patients who repeatedly act in disrespectful or discriminatory ways may be asked to make other arrangements for care,” he said. He said there could be considered “extenuating circumstances, such as emotional distress or severe pain.”

Should hospitals be allowed to establish a code of conduct that allows them to ban patients for politically incorrect offenses such as speaking “unwelcome words?”*
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  1. Ron

    Our Patient Code of Conduct helps us to meet this goal. Words or actions that are disrespectful, racist, discriminatory, hostile, or harassing are not welcome. Examples of these include:

    1. Offensive comments about others’ race, accent, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or other personal traits
    2. Refusal to see a clinician or other staff member based on these personal traits
    3. Physical or verbal threats and assaults
    4. Sexual or vulgar words or actions
    5. Disrupting another patient’s care or experience

    This is directly from the hospital’s website, not worldnutdaily. Every hospital has this or a similar code of conduct.

    1. Anna Miller

      If the hospitals stick to the five you listed above, I’m ok with it. If the hospital veers off into being too parental, hypersensitive, over-reactive, being offended by every utterance that one of your employees does not agree with or just plain obnoxious and overboard as so many people and place are, then I do not think it’s a good idea.

      1. Ron

        I agree. This article that the “news with integrity” posted is doing it’s usual inflammatory garbage. There’s nothing “woke”, a right wing trigger word, about the rules that are posted.

        1. Thomas Richard Higdon

          Woke is hardly a right-wing trigger word. The Leftist leadership birthed the term and has been employing it proudly to advance its agenda.

          1. Ron

            Of course, it’s a trigger word, the right wing uses it in everyday conversation. The rules posted in this, and other hospitals isn’t “woke” unless you consider woke to mean kind and courteous.

          2. Thomas Richard Higdon

            If it’s a right-wing trigger word, why did the Left-wing create it? “It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.”

  2. Danielle

    Your extreme bias while writing this gross article is a completely unfair way of presenting a story about healthcare systems establishing a code of conduct that includes respecting all people while in the building. Try just reporting factual information rather than completely piling on your negative opinion…

  3. Margaret

    Sometimes is is difficult for a patient to understand a hospital employee. Sometimes it is related to an accent an employee has that the patient is unfamiliar with, hearing loss, unclear medical terminology, medications or a combination of reasons. If a patient asks an employee to repeat a question or information, hopefully it won’t be taken as “racist”.

    1. Anna Miller

      I worry less about that scenario than I do about this policy being a license for the “hospital staff” to make claims about patients who are unruly. When a patient is disoriented, in pain or does not understand what is happening to them it requires a great deal of empathy and kindness and patience on the part of the employee. That’s part of their job. Even our angels of mercy have a few rotten apples who are not suited for this type of work and could abuse this policy. So, I hope they will all be trained to use it sparingly.

  4. John Smith

    Deinstitutionalization was wrong.

    We must rebuild our mental hospitals. Our liberals need their safe spaces back and it was not right for our government to take them away from them!


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