Patient Modesty: Volume 30
The discussion of patient physical modesty concerns continues, particularly related to the genital areas, and its relationship to medical examination and procedures performed or observed by individual healthcare providers of the opposite gender. In Volume 29, an attempt was made to introduce the issue of whether some significant behaviors of mothers toward their sons might contribute to the cross gender modesty concerns raised by male visitors here. Whether or not that possible relationship is continued to be discussed here, the need is to continue to comment about and work out approaches to mitigate the concerns but to the patient's benefit. One of the approaches is to "spread the 'word' (concerns)" directly to the medical system. In this regard, I want to remind my visitors of what I wrote on Volume 29:
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.
I have not received word that anyone here has taken advantage of this offer by hospital.com. I strongly suggest that my visitors do participate.
Graphic: Photograph of painting by Albert Edelfelt, 1877 Ateneum Art Museum, Helsinki Finland and published on Wikipedia in the public domain.
Queen Blanche of Norway and Sweden with Prince (later King) Hacon, a fantasy painting.
NOTICE: AS OF TODAY JANUARY 26, 2010 "PATIENT MODESTY: VOLUME 30 WILL BE CLOSED FOR FURTHER COMMENTS. YOU CAN CONTINUE POSTING COMMENTS ON VOLUME 31