Patient Modesty: Volume 2
With over 700 Comments written to the thread "Patient Modesty: A More Significant Issue?"started on May 11 2006, one of my visitors, js md, suggested that I start another volume on the topic to promote easier access to the comments for reading and writing. This posting here is to follow up on that suggestion which I thought was appropriate.
NOW..ON TO A NEW ISSUE OF THE PATIENT MODESTY DISCUSSION--
All the discussion regarding patient modesty had to do with issues of the modesty of adults in the medical environment. No visitor, none, have discussed at what age a patient's modesty must be considered and whether all this discussion of modesty applies to infants, small children or up to what age. And, if modesty applies to infants and children WHOSE modesty does the concern represent? Is it the modesty of the parents? If so, is this one of the responsibilites of parenthood? And if so, from what are the parents protecting the child? Is it fair for the parents to project their biases on the healthcare of their children? Is modesty purely an issue for those humans who have passed through the period of puberty or does modesty have nothing to do with the development of secondary sex characteristics or the maturing of emotional sexuality in the developing human of either gender? I think answers to these questions would help develop more of an understanding of the whole issue of patient modesty. Any ideas? Remember, post this new discussion HERE. ..Maurice.
ADDENDUM: Graphic-Photograph of Apollo, presumably as a child: National Museum of Antiquities of Tajikistan Southern Tajikistan, Sculpture of clay 3C-2C BC. Photograph altered by me in the interest of modesty! ..Maurice.
ADDENDUM (1-14-2008):ALL COMMENTERS WHO WISH TO SIGN ON AS ANONYMOUS NEVERTHELESS PLEASE SIGN OFF AT THE END OF YOUR COMMENTS WITH A CONSISTENT PSEUDONYM NAME OR SOME INITIALS TO HELP MAINTAIN CONTINUITY AND NOT REQUIRE RESPONDERS TO LOOK UP THE DATE AND TIME OF THE POSTING TO DEFINE WHICH ANONYMOUS SAID WHAT. Thanks. ..Maurice.
ADDENDUM (3-1-2008) THE THREAD NOTED ABOVE "Patient Modesty: A More Significant Issue?" IS NOT FUNCTIONING PROPERLY AND IS NOT POSTING COMMENTS. PLEASE DO NOT ATTEMPT TO WRITE COMMENTS TO THAT THREAD. ..Maurice.
ADDENDUM (4-17-2008) THE THREAD "Naked" is NOT FUNCTIONING PROPERLY AND IS NOT POSTING COMMENTS. PLEASE DO NOT ATTEMPT TO WRITE COMMENTS TO THAT THREAD. ..Maurice.
ADDENDUM (5-23-2008) WARNING! SINCE MAY 14 2008, NONE OF THE COMMENTS SUBMITTED AND APPROVED BY ME FOR POSTING HAVE ACTUALLY BEEN POSTED ON THE COMMENT PAGE. AGAIN, THIS APPEARS TO BE A QUIRK OF THE BLOGGER.COM SYSTEM. ALL THE POSTINGS CAN BE VIEWED HERE BY CLICKING ON "NEWEST" ON THE POSTING PAGE BUT NONE ARE PUBLISHED ON THE COMMENT PAGE. IT APPEARS TIME TO START A NEW VOLUME. I WILL BEGIN "PATIENT MODESTY VOLUME 3" AT ONCE AND INCLUDE ALL THOSE POSTINGS WHICH DID NOT PUBLISH ON THIS THREAD.
DO NOT TRY TO POST ANY MORE ON THIS THREAD SINCE IT WILL NOT BE PUBLISHED. PLEASE GO TO "PATIENT MODESTY VOLUME 3" ..Maurice.