Hospital Warns Patients About Unacceptable Body Language or Tone of Voice

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Massachusetts Hospital warns patients that they could be denied care if their tone of voice or body language is hostile.

If you offend, you could be denied medical care. That’s quite a reversal from the way it has been when hospital officials didn’t want to deprive patients of medical care.

In a video outlining the updated patient conduct, Dr. Peter Smulowitz said certain body language and tone of voice “are not welcome.”

Examples of unacceptable behavior include “offensive comments about others’ race, ethnicity, accent, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or other personal traits; refusal to see another clinician or other staff member based on personal traits; aggressive or intimidating behavior, physical or verbal assaults, sexual or vulgar words or actions; and disrupting another’s care or experience.”

Milford is now a corporate affiliate of U Mass.

In 2022, Mass General – one of Boston’s premier hospitals – announced in an updated Patient Code of Conduct that “Words or actions that are disrespectful, racist, discriminatory, hostile, or harassing are not welcome.”

Mass General’s policy warned that “violations of this Code may lead to patients being asked to make other plans for their care.”

Congressman Greg Murphy, M.D., posted on X,  “It is very disheartening to hear a Progressive physician would dishonor his Hippocratic oath to pay homage to his new DEI faith. Of course we want respect for everyone but shame on you MilfordRegional for putting politics over patient care.”

Video via Canada Free Press

I had surgery several years ago, and the woman next to me was out of her mind on drugs. A black doctor came in, and she accused him of stealing her money. She accused everyone of stealing her money, including me. I went after him to tell him she didn’t know what she was saying, and he was nasty to me. People need to chill.


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Jan
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Jan
30 days ago

Avoid institutions like this like the plague. Let them treat the poor who cannot pay till they are bankrupt. Let them deal with the insane, the druggies, the violent, the indolent. I wonder how these gems will treat each other and their staff. As for these wokies” screw em.

Bart
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Bart
1 month ago

GFY.

Anonymous
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Anonymous
1 month ago

My next commentis, people just don’t go there. Go some place else. have all elective surgeries other places. When pt census falls for months, this is what happens. They start laying people off. They start raising the costs of benefits of the employees, They start cutting hours of the employees. This in turn cause employees to look for other jobs, causing a shortage where the hospital cannot operate. All these events causes them to close the doors, or the board of directors fire all the management and they start over which is very hard to do. 85% of the time, they close the doors. This is how you deal with these things. You take your money someplace else. i have many times. I have driven to Dallas, Tx and had care because of assholes doctors where i live.

Anonymous
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Anonymous
1 month ago

so, let me inform you of the law. If you still have that ER sign outside, you have to see the pt and stabilize them before they leave. otherwise you can and will be sued in a court of law. Period.

JudgeRight
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JudgeRight
1 month ago

Patients are now prisoners.