Patient Modesty: Volume 29
The issue of patient physical modesty continues and currently there is discussion of the role of spouses or intimate mates in the active support or reaction to their opposites' personal experiences with regard to possible nudity or genital exams or procedures carried out by healthcare providers, perhaps of either gender. In other words, to what extent should spouses or the others react? Should sex in marriage or other intimate relationship be disrupted or ended if their opposite was examined or had a procedure performed? How is consideration of this concern related to the overall issue of providing an opportunity for patients to make gender selection in healthcare providers to ease patient's modesty issues? As we begin Volume 29, continue writing on this and the general topic of patient modesty. ..Maurice.
Graphic: Postcard:“Don't Be Afraid” - Man and woman in bathing suits with bathing machine, c. 1910 from Wikipedia and modified by me with Picasa3.
ADDENDUM 1-3-2010: CONTRIBUTORS TO THESE PATIENT MODESTY THREADS HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO EXPRESS THEIR MODESTY CONCERNS TO A BROADER AND MORE SIGNIFICANT AUDIENCE THAN SIMPLY AND ONLY WRITING COMMENTS HERE. THE ONLINE PUBLICATION HOSPITAL.COM HAS OFFERED TO CONTINUE THIS DISCUSSION ON THEIR PUBLICATION. WITH A GREATER AND MULTI-DISCIPLINE MEDICAL SYSTEM AUDIENCE THEIR PARTICIPATION WILL BE A VALUABLE CONTRIBUTION TO THE BROADCASTING OF THE CONCERNS BEING EXPRESSED HERE. ..Maurice.
NOTICE: AS OF TODAY JANUARY 9, 2010 "PATIENT MODESTY: VOLUME 29 WILL BE CLOSED FOR FURTHER COMMENTS. YOU CAN CONTINUE POSTING COMMENTS ON VOLUME 30