Quote from Guitarstrings
I hope so. I just imagine it happening to me and I want to scream. Needles? Fine... Blood, ogre, and surgery, not a problem, but talk about urinary catheters in men and I scream like a 7 year old and cringe.
You are going to see things as a nurse that make you uncomfortable and double over in pain......think of females seeing childbirth for the first time....while giving birth is a miracle....seeing where the baby comes from and how that occurs is an eye opening, pelvic injuring, experience. You do not see females run screaming form the room.
I realize that any male has issues with tubes and their nether regions. Take any head injured teen semi comatose and insert a foley and they will bellow at the top of their lungs, for ALL to hear (within a 50 mile radius) "What the **** is in their ****?" even though there is brain matter coming out their ears. We get it it's a guy thing.
As a professional it is your duty to remain mature, calm and in control at all times.
I personally want to heave into the toilet with those big thick expectorated Goobers that people hack up from the depths of their lungs.....it makes me want to vomit. I take a deep breath and smile and say thank you when they proudly produce a specimen or want their tissues thrown away.
We all have something we can't stand. You get over it.