- When possible, use similar ethnic background caregivers
- African American English pronounces th as d. For example the word "these" may be pronounced "dese."
- [African Americans] tend to talk louder than other cultures--this loudness . . . should not be considered an expression of anger.
- being overweight is viewed positively by this community
- [involve] clergy [in caregiving] when possible
- Constant direct eye contact can be misinterpreted as aggression.
It seems the information was posted in the break room by some nurses wanting to share the insights with their colleagues, but they did an unfortunate job of paraphrasing in some instances, and as a consequence other members of the hospital staff were grievously insulted. This incident, which occurred in June, has led to accusations of racial injustice at Columbia Memorial Hospital. The situation and a candlelight vigil planned for Monday, July 20, will be the topics of discussion on WGXC's @Issue this morning. Victor Mendolia, who hosts @Issue, has announced that the guests on the show will be "hospital workers, union organizers and elected officials." Gossips has learned that one of the guests will be Bill Van Slyke, vice president of marketing and external affairs at CMH. The show begins at 10 a.m. and can be heard at 90.7 FM and online at wgxc.org.
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Gossips Update: This morning's show has now been archived and can be heard here.