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    Hi There! I've been a nurse for 2 years and in Pre-hospital as a Paramedic for 6 years. I think (and hope)that we as nurses are there for the patient's comfort. As a male nurse, I ask my female patients if she's comfortable with a male nurse assisting her with her bedpan or placing a foley cath. I give my female patients an option...and in the hospital, where most options are removed from the patient, they are grateful! I feel a great majority of patients are comfortable with male nurses, mostly from a gender stereotype of strength and confidence. I am either called "doctor", or I'm considered "gay" for doing a "woman's job". So what! Male or female, We're a team working toward a common goal...the patient's comfort. Chris



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