This article about nurse practitioners studying diversity in care in rural North Carolina reminds me of something that happened to me a few years ago a nearby hospital:
Checking in for a routine outpatient procedure, the intake clerk asked me my religion.
“Jewish,” I replied.
She studied her computer screen for a moment.
“That’s not a choice,” she finally answered.
“I’m still Jewish,” I insisted, unwilling to choose another religion. I continue to be of the opinion that religion should be a matter of conscience rather than paperwork.
I think we finally compromised on “Other”.
I understand it’s a choice on the form now. Diversity in action.
The forum is yours. Shalom.