Posted on May 12, 2013
Just had to link to this because it’s just unbelievable. H/T Vox.
Muslim staff escape NHS hygiene rule
May 12, 2013
Happy Mother’s Day, by the way!
Reblogged this on oogenhand and commented:
When it comes to Muslim modesty, in Sweden, painting your hair black is enough to avoid harassment and rape. So even the headscarf/hijab is not necessary.
Either the rules are nuts (bare below the elbow) or they need to be enforced. This is ridiculous.
The news is old, but I didn’t hear about it at the time. Modesty exceptions for hospital staff? But Catholic nurses can’t wear crosses?
Officially, they’re allowed to wear long sleeves (which collect germs) as long as they wash up to the elbow in secret and then roll the nasty sleeves back down over it. Heh. Rolling the sleeves up and down all day, which probably won’t even happen and just contributes to the spread of disease.
But think about the sheer grossness of hijab health care. Better yet, don’t think about it. It’s hard enough to keep things sanitary in scrubs. They had to evacuate my uncle’s intensive care ward after two patients caught an infection and died.
This is one of those cultural shit-tests, like wearing burkas in France or complaining about crucifixes in schools in Germany.
Did you read about the Sikh bracelets? Facepalm.
I bet those silly execeptions aren’t even made in lot’s of Islamic countries. The more fanatical ones have complete sex segregation in the health care sector, so some modesty rules can be circumvented.
Seriously? People have to suffer because they don’t want to wash up? I’m way too secular to tolerate that crap, and other people shouldn’t either.
OTOH, Happy Mothers’ Day. 🙂
Happy Mother’s Day ladies!
My employer has a two page cultural part of the university calendar — which has the force of contract law. Now, we do allow long sleeves in usual clinical care — but you WILL wear scrubs in (Surgical) theatre and high infection areas, you WILL wear our headgear and not yours, and you WILL take off all your rings.
One of the rules is you DO NOT WEAR SCRUBS outside those areas. You wear street clothes, and when you go back into theatre you change. (I used to run an ECT service out of recovery, and had to change for that, to keep inside the infection control rules).
You can keep infection down without the NHS rules in most areas. But the rules in high risk areas have to be stringent, and universal.
“One of the rules is you DO NOT WEAR SCRUBS outside those areas.”
In contrast, in the US, it’s not uncommon for nurses and other staff members to change into scrubs at home…
Usually they change into scrubs at home. Although BFF (who is a nurse) does insist that her nursing shoes stay well away from her home. She doesn’t want that nasty tracking into her house.
More suicide by Sharia. Why bother blowing people up when they’ll slit their own throats? MRSA, all around.
Interestingly enough, in Middle Eastern countries they do teach and enforce regular handwashing practices. It is a massive shit test for sure, considering all the other back bending they’ve done for the Muslims. Sometimes I wonder if they have any sense of national cultural identity and even care to preserve it. We get a lot of flack as Americans for being weird about upholding our sense of national culture, but look what we’ve got as examples to show us what can happen.
May 13, 2013
Flack by whom?
Sometimes I wonder if they have any sense of national cultural identity and even care to preserve it.
The problem is that cultural identity gets rapped up in the context of colonialism or fascism, and thus has racist undertones to those who feel that white people should transcend such behaviour and become enlightened secular beings.
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