posted on Feb, 24 2013 @ 03:54 AM
this is very simple.
The man had a right to make the request.
The hospital had the right to ignore the request (and some would argue obligation to ignore).
The hospital being a public institution has to follow equal opportunity laws when they apply, that means they can not discriminate based on race.
The hospital chose to honor the patients wishes, over the laws they are required to follow, the rub will be in how they chose to follow the wish.
They could of made it known to the nurse that Patient A father, was a bigoted jag off, and had made the request, and asked if any nurses would like of
their own volition to honor that.
If they didn't than well the nurse might have a case.