Siblings sharing a room - page 2
by CapeCodMermaid 6,097 Views | 35 Comments
Does anyone allow different sex siblings to share a room? I know culture change lets people decide who their roommate will be, but I think the change was to let gay people share a room. I have a brother and sister who want to... Read More
- 0Nov 20, '12 by grownuprosie1) Assuming your implication about your perception is true, Nurses are not police. It is not in the nursing scope of practice to enforce laws except for certain mandatory reporting situations. Unless the relationship is non consentual, you are not really in a place to stop it or even report it.
2) What does this have to do with gay people? People who are gay are by definition are the same gender as their partners, so same sex roomates would not be an issue. It is significantly different than incest, BTW.
3)what is your plan? If you decide to deny their request, what will you say? How will you justify separating siblings when i assume there is no concrete rule in your facility against it? "I think you are too affectionate with each other. Is grosses me out. So, you will spend your days with strangers as punishment."
- 4Nov 20, '12 by tewdlesI dunno...
At the risk of sounding odd, my brother and I have a very close relationship. When we see each other we hug, hold hands, and a kiss full on the lips wouldn't be out of the ordinary. That is not a sexual thing for us...ugh...but it is very affectionate.
I would totally rather share a hospital room with my brother than with a stranger. I haven't seen him naked in over 50 years, but at least if there was disruption of modesty with him I could point and laugh.
- 0Quote from CapeCodMermaidI actually think a gay couple would have a much easier time getting the same room in LTC than a heterosexual couple. What possible objection could any facility raise about two gay people? They are same-sex by definition.Does anyone allow different sex siblings to share a room? I know culture change lets people decide who their roommate will be, but I think the change was to let gay people share a room. I have a brother and sister who want to share a room (ick). As far as I know, incest is still against the law.Any opinions?
- 3Nov 20, '12 by babyRN.Not sure why you think that siblings sharing a room=automatic incest happening. Do they have a history of having sex with each other?
Also, gay people are attracted to people of the same sex. So...how is this related to two people of the opposite sex sharing a room?
It's not a nurse's place to judge. Go through your policy book, ask your supervisor. But keep an open heart. I don't understand why you think two siblings who happen to be members of the opposite sex sharing a room is "ick." I think you need to ask yourself why you feel this way.Last edit by babyRN. on Nov 20, '12