Patient Modesty: Volume 55
As we move on to Volume 55 of this thread on Patient Modesty there appears to be more discussion about ways to educate physicians, nurses and other healthcare providers regarding the personal feelings and concerns and particularly related to physical modesty. Scripting responses for the medical staff to communicate to the patients or families is being currently discussed. It may well be that appropriate scripting by administrators in humanistic terms and attention to see that the staff apply this technique properly and consistently may well help in preventing some of the conflicts described on these threads. Today, I posted on Volume 54 the following in this regard: Here is a wonderful example of "scripting" for the employees if this wasn't (as I suspect)only a public advertisement for the Cleveland Clinic. Maybe more videos of this kind (demonstrating to the staff what is going through the minds of patients) would help toward diminishing the conflicts and emotional trauma as described on our blog thread.
As I have written previously, this thread has had virtually 8 years of descriptions, some quite detailed, of the visitors' experiences and concerns. What is needed are descriptions of approaches to provide change in the medical system along with changes in the approaches by the patients which will provide an interaction between healthcare providers and patients which is comfortable and valuable to all. ..Maurice.
Graphic: From Google Images and modified by me with Picasa 3.