I received an email requesting a blog on a topic which needs to be addressed more openly: Patient Modesty.
While this is a very sensitive topic many feel that it needs to be more openly addressed. In researching this subject I was very surprised, and in some cases shocked, at some stories I read on behavior that ranged from inappropriate to outright sexual misconduct. These stories came from both persons in the healthcare profession, whether it was a nurse or doctor, and patients.
To open the dialog on this subject I would like to ask two questions:
1. How would you handle a situation if a doctor or nurse acted inappropriately in your presence (as either a patient or attending nurse/physician)?
2. What would you do if a patient trusted you enough to report misconduct of a colleague of yours?
For more information on the subject, please visit the following blog:
Patient Modesty: Volume 80
2 weeks ago