Publisher apologises for ‘racist’ text in medical book

The publishers of a textbook for nurses that has been criticised by social media users for containing racist material, have apologised for the offence caused and removed the offending passages.

Nursing: A Concept-Based Approach to Learning, contains advice for nurses when administering pain relief to people from different ethnic backgrounds.

It begins: “A client’s culture influences their response to, and beliefs about pain. Some cultural common differences related to pain are listed here.”

When I go to my dentists I always remind her to set the freezing dosage level at “Big Suck”.