Human Resources Management (HRM)
Title: Dangerous but Common Medical Errors
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Utilizing no less than three scholarly sources outside of your textbook, research a common error in the medical field that results in harm to or death in patients. Pick one mistake and discuss how it is caused, what preventive measures have been taken against it, and what you would propose to fix it. Be very specific in your proposal, we need to see doable steps that would produce change in a healthcare facility. Be sure to demonstrate that you have researched the causes and how your proposed solution would specifically change patient outcomes. Finally, identify and analyze at least one biblical principle that supports your proposed solution.
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White violence in the United States between 1890 and 1960 were events of racial violence between the White and Black Americans. A significant gap between Black and White Americans has existed over history and has accounted for many racial violence cases in the entire United States. One of the major causes of this racial violence between White and Black American is because the White Americans view themselves as more superior and different from the Black Americans. A good example is White violence in Forsyth, GA, in 1912, where the White Americans were driving Black Americans from Forsyth county. Patrick Phillips explains that the violence that erupted in Forsyth was pervasive and did not consider the cultural and legal aspects. The following discussion is a comparative analysis that will focus on Patrick Phillips’s understanding and what happened in Forsyth.
One area to consider in the comparative analysis concerns the reasons that lead to the white violence of Forsyth. Phillip accounts that the White violence in Forsyth resulted from White Americans accusing the Black American men of raping White women. Patrick Phillips goes further to explain that the rape was not only the reason as to why the White Americans erupted the violence. Phillips explains that the White Americans had other cultural and racial reasons that made them fight the Black Americans (Sitton, 1). Phillips also states that other legal officials were favouring the White Americans in attacking the Black Americans. When we compare Phillips’ perspective with what was happening in Forsyth, we can see that Phillips was in line.
One of Forsyth’s actual events is where police arrested a Black man in the year 1912, and the reason for his arrest was that he was a rape suspect to a white woman. The arrest of this Black man-caused tension between the White and Black Americans living in the county (Sitton, 1). Another case involved a black preacher who supported the Black man arrested, saying that both the White woman and the Black man were in a relationship. The Whites assaulted the Black preacher, and therefore, we can see that Phillip is right when he says that the rape cases triggered the White violence.
Another event in Forsyth is where the authorities arrested five Black suspects and kept them in Cumming jail. Later, a mob of 4000 Whites mobbed the Cumming jail where the White dragged one of the suspects out, shot him and hanged the public’s body. Later on, two white juries convicted two black youths below 18 years, executing them to death through hanging (Chenery, 92). From these two events of the White hanging the Black suspect and the two juries convicting the two boys, we can see that Phillips was right by saying that the authorities favoured the Whites in fighting the Blacks.
Another area to consider in the comparative analysis concerns the tone of the coverage. Phillips’s tone in the content is sympathy toward the Black Americans, concerning how the White Americans treated them. Although Phillips was one of the White people, Phillips knew that the White mistreated Black Americans as he grew up. Phillips sympathises with the Black Americans because he happened to witness the Black People suffer from the mistreatments. On comparing the sympathy tone of Phillips with what happened in Forsyth, indeed, Phillips was in a situation where he developed sympathy for the Black Americans. One of the actual incidences that occurred is that the White Americans in Forsyth County started to take legal matters into their hands (Chenery, 92). They started engaging in strenuous activities against the Black Americans as a way of punishing them. The legal authorities and law enforcers did not stop the White from engaging in such activities.
Another actual event that happened is that the White forced the Black Americans out from Forsyth County. A total number of 1100 Black Americans vacated forcefully, and many Black residents lost their properties. Some of the Black Americans managed to sell some of their property and settle in the neighbouring counties (Harris, 5). After all the Black residents left, the White residents in Forsyth couldn’t welcome any Black American even though he wasn’t a former resident. Phillips narrates in the coverage, saying that he was young when the White chased out the Black residents, and later, he couldn’t understand why he could no longer see the Black people.
Another challenge that keeps Phillips in a sympathetic tone is how the surviving black community suffered after the White chased them from their homes. The Black families found it hard to purchase food, seek proper health care and even secure adequate housing. Criminal activities increased among the surviving Black communities due to the financial strain (Harris, 5). Risky behaviours among the Black teens in these communities emerged, such as drug and substance abuse, teen pregnancy, and many dropped out from schools. Therefore, we can see that the tone of sympathy in Phillips’ coverage was in line with what happened in Forsyth County.
The third area to consider in the comparative analysis is what happened to the Black perpetrators involved in rape. Phillips explains that the legal authorities arrested a black man who the White alleged to have raped a White woman. What happened is not different from what Phillips explains in the coverage since the Black man the police arrested was Ernest Knox (Harris, 5). The police officers found Mae Crow, half-naked and she was the white woman Knox raped. The police took Earnest Knox to the police station, and later on, a mob of White raided the police station where the police kept Earnest. The whites shot Earnest and hanged the body in public. The other perpetrators were the two Black American boys who the white accused to have involved themselves in rape. Phillips explains that both the boys were convicted to death, which happened to the two boys.
The Phillips coverage reflects the prevailing racial worldview; that is how the current racial perspective appears in the content. Racial conflicts still exist between White and Black Americans, and racial conflicts are gaining attention from the whole world (Chicago Daily Tribune, 1). The racial conflicts’ worldview is that the White Americans view themselves as different and superior to the Black Americans. Phillips presents another worldview in the coverage because White Americans are cruel and ruthless when it comes to racial violence. The content also illustrates how far the White Americans can go to their racial violence. This situation is clear from how the White residents in Forsyth eliminated all the Black residents. The coverage also illustrates to the world how the Black communities. Countries like France have taken a step in addressing racial violence, where it established a memorial site to remember the Black victims affected by the White violence in Forsyth.
While violence has been a great challenge for many years in the United States, creating a significant racial gap between White and Black Americans. The leading cause of this white violence is where the White Americans consider themselves more superior than the Black Americans. The White Americans go further, having the perception that the Black Americans do not have the right to be in the country and the Whites take the Blacks as foreigners. The White violence that emerged in Forsyth resulted from racial disputes, where the White alleged the Black men to have raped the White women. The white violence continued until the Whites managed to chase away all the Black residents in Forsyth. As a result, many Black residents became homeless, and some lost their lives in the process.
Sitton, Claude. “The US Jury to Study Negro’s Lynching.” The New York Times, 4 January 1960. (1).
Chenery, William L. “WORLDWIDE CRIME WAVE: Three Expert Viewpoints on Cause –Linked With—Lesser Offenses Fewer.” The New York Times, 10 October 1920. (92).
Harris, Julian. “STATE IS BACKWARD, GEORGIANS ARE TOLD: Unpleasantly Frank Speech is Made to Kiwanians by New Legislator.” The New York Times, 28 December 1930. (5)
“HUNT NEGRO SEIZED BY MOB: Fear Lynching of Suspect in Rape Attempt.” Chicago Daily Tribune. 24 May 1947. (1).