Gay male nurses? - page 5
by mitakashi 22,426 Views | 45 Comments
Hey, I'm going into a nusing program and I'm a gay male and I've had some concerns reading some of these posts. I know I want this as a career and I'm not going to look into a new profession but theres still lingering issues. I... Read More
- 0Aug 22, '11 by AnoetosQuote from tbrd450Speaking from the older, male heterosexual perspective, unless we have serious hang ups, we've worked all this out already. We may still be puzzled by male homosexuals as a sociological phenomenon, and we may find the effeminacy of some of you a bit amusing, but as long as you know what you're doing and are decent, we really don't care what or who you do on your own time.I would imagine that if there is one segment of the patient population that may, remotely, represent some difficulty for a gay male nurse, it would be the young, hetero male patient. Most women (old or young) probably would no have any issues. Kids probably wouldn't think anything of it. I guess the young, or middle aged, homophobic male patient, on rare occasions, would ask for a different nurse ?? I don't know. I doubt it, though. As long as you are professional in your duties it will probably never even come up.
I've been to a male physician assistant for some procedures, and while I think he may be gay (based on his obvious speech tone), I was fine with it. It's all about the professionalism -- it really is as simple as that.
- 0Aug 22, '11 by DavidFRQuote from AnoetosAdmirable conclusion to your post.We may still be puzzled by male homosexuals as a sociological phenomenon, and we may find the effeminacy of some of you a bit amusing, but as long as you know what you're doing and are decent, we really don't care what or who you do on your own time
However......perhaps you could go further by asking yourself what's so puzzling and why you find effeminate men (who may well be gay or straight) amusing, and then you might actually make even more progress.