Poll: Male Nurses in the OB? Ok or No Way???

  1. Hey All,

    I have to write a scientific methods paper for pysch. Please tell me what you think about male nurses in OB, specifically the delivery room. I am not looking to start a huge debate just taking a survey.

    Thanks Everyone!!!

    Kris
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  2. Poll: Male Nurses in the OB

    • OK, all the way

      73.29% 203
    • No...explain

      12.27% 34
    • Neutral

      14.44% 40
    277 Votes
  3. 84 Comments

  4. by   suzanne4
    One of the best OB managers that I ever worked with was a guy, and this was in Detroit.
  5. by   jennylynn22003
    Quote from KrisRNwannabe
    Hey All,

    I have to write a scientific methods paper for pysch. Please tell me what you think about male nurses in OB, specifically the delivery room. I am not looking to start a huge debate just taking a survey.

    Thanks Everyone!!!

    Kris

    I think male nurses are just as good as female nurse. What would be the diffrence between a male nurse being in the room or a male doctor?? Either way they're both guys so it shouldn't make much difference. Good luck on ur paper.
  6. by   Tweety
    Qualified, competent and compassionate nurses can do ob regardless of their sex.

    The patients comfort level should be considered, but a good nurse is a good nurse.
  7. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    If i'm a pt., for any reason, i want good, competent nurses. Female or male, i don't care.
  8. by   Fun2, RN, BSN
    When I gave birth to both of my girls, I was at a teaching hospital. So, there were men & women doctors/nurses/aides everywhere. Who cares, as long as they know what they are doing, or know who to call if they don't. :chuckle

    The first one ended up being an emergency forceps delivery (they told me they didn't have time for a C-section.) Six years later, right after the second one was born, I started hemorrhaging. (Quite a scene to watch in the mirror!)

    Needless to say, for both births there were med students, student nurses....all kinds of people coming out of the woodwork! (Cleaning people could have come in at that point, and it wouldn't have fazed me...lol) If a lady actually has a problem with men being in the room at that point, I'm surpised they got pregnant in the first place!!!!!
  9. by   ChristineN
    I don't see a problem with male nurses in OB. I would imagine that most patients would not have a problem with it either.
  10. by   Euskadi1946
    I've worked with some fantastic male nurses in the past and have seen it all, been there and done that. If the male nurse is competent in OB then I have no qualms whatsoever working with them. I've worked with them in med/surg and in the NICU where I floated one day. There were a couple of real burly football player types who were absolutely wonderful with those tiny little babies.
  11. by   USA987
    I'm an L&D nurse and would gladly welcome a competent, hard-working, team playing male nurse any day!!!!
  12. by   Spidey's mom
    Ditto to all the above. :hatparty:


    steph
    Last edit by Spidey's mom on Sep 21, '05 : Reason: Typing tooooo fast and typos
  13. by   KrisRNwannabe
    thanks to all that have replied!!! keepem' coming please!!

    Kris
  14. by   talaxandra
    Like other posters have said, I don't see a difference between a male nurse and a male doctor, or between a male nuse and a female nurse for that matter!
  15. by   mitchsmom
    I answered 'ok all the way' because I do think that it doesn't matter as long as they are competent.
    Now the illogical part: personally, all skills equal, I prefer a woman to care for me for OB/GYN stuff. But I would never impose that feeling on anyone else, and I wouldn't go to a woman at all costs - only with all other things being equal.

    As far as co-workers - I like working with guys so that would be great!

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