Wednesday 17th January 2018,


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Nursing Text Book Stereotypes Asians and other Minorities

posted by Randall

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A publishing company is apologizing after being accused of stereotyping Asians, Blacks, Hispanics and other minorities in a nursing text book.
Bustle reports the textbook, Nursing: A Concept-Based Approach to Learning, Volume I was published in 2015, but recently became controversial when people took to Twitter to point out the stereotyping.


“While differences in cultural attitudes towards pain is an important topic in medical programs, the table from this Nursing text did not present the information in an appropriate manner,” said Pearson, the publishing company. “We apologize for the offense this has caused, and we have removed the material in question from current electronic versions and future editions of this text. We always welcome feedback, and we appreciate the concern shown by the students who raised this issue.”
The New York Post quoted several excerpts from the book.

“Filipino clients may not take pain medication because they view pain as being the will of God…Indians who follow Hindu practices believe that pain must be endured in preparation for a better life in the next cycle.”


“Arabs/Muslims may not request pain medicine but instead thank Allah for pain if it is the result of a healing medical procedure.”


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  1. The other says:

    RE: Nursing Text Book Stereotypes Asians and other Minorities: I don’t see the point of this. If the patient doesn’t want pain medication, they’ll say so themselves. No need to gauge their preference based on race. Makes me wonder how many poc missed out on the relief of pain medication because the option wasn’t made known to them.

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