Why Medical Patient Modesty Is Important
The medical community often expects patients to dismiss their
modesty issues within the medical setting and there are patients
that want to see a change in that attitude. Many men and women
have no desire for certain parts of their body to be exposed
to any person of the opposite sex aside from their respective
spouses. Locker rooms and public restrooms are separate for
a reason and outrage would prevail if that were to change so
what is so odd about modesty in the medical community? Modesty
is important in all circumstances.
Think about how many husbands would be upset if another man
watched their wife taking a bath or using the toilet. Or wives
having another woman watch their husband using a urinal. Many
husbands feel strongly that their wives' private areas should
not be exposed to any other men and that includes doctors and
nurses. This does not make them crazy, they simply love their
wives so much that they don't want another man to see or touch
these areas. They support their wives' decision to receive treatments
from female doctors, midwives, and nurses for intimate procedures.
The intimacy bond between a husband and a wife is very special
and many believe that this area of the marital relationship
is violated and compromised when they expose their private parts
to a person of the opposite sex, even medical professionals.
Click here to see a Yahoo
group that is about husbands against male gynecologists.
You will learn of cases where intimacy was violated and the
marriage relationship was damaged. Many spouses feel honored
to be the only person of the opposite sex to see and access
the private parts of their spouses.
In addition, there are single people who are committed to purity
and do not want their private areas to be exposed to the opposite
sex even in medical settings. Their desire is for their future
spouse to be the only person of the opposite sex to see and
access certain parts of their body, especially after puberty.
Medical professionals are no different than ordinary people.
Medical training cannot take "man" out of a male doctor.
There are sexual abuse victims who get very upset about how
their modesty is disregarded in medical setting because it brings
back painful memories. It is very important to them that they
get as much modesty as possible. Many female abuse victims prefer
only female medical professionals participate in intimate medical
procedures on them.
There are male patients upset about female nurses inserting
their catheters. Some male patients were not even aware that
this happened until they woke up from a surgical procedure.
Take a moment to look at some modesty
violation cases. There are cases where female nurses demand
to give male patients a bath when the patient did not want this
to happen but felt unable to stand up for their rights.
Surgeries on the wrist, knee, or arm should not require the
removal of a patient’s underwear. Some physicians do not
like to work around clothes but this makes little sense. One
man before his carpal tunnel surgery informed the nurses/doctor
that he didn't want his pants off. They ignored his wishes to
their horror a nurse brought his pants to his wife.
There are cases where patients have been successful in standing
up for the modesty they wanted. See successful
Please check out some comments from
people about why modesty is so important in medical settings