Quote from acr2001
I have trouble wrapping my head around why it is ok for the Doctor to be male, but not the nurse.
I really think it is about what is perceived "normal". Many times I have told my patients on med/surg., "no, I'm the nurse, the lady that just walked out of your room is your doctor." I may be wrong here, but I believe that its not just the patients thoughts, it is the staff and often times its the staff's ideas that get pushed onto the patients. How many times has a lady/family in L&D been asked, "is it ok to have a female nurse?", but they often don't think twice to ask, "is it ok to have a male nurse?".