Quote from mitakashi
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 know males have to cover their @ss's when dealing with female patients because they are male. And because I'm gay I can only imagine I have to cover my ass with dealing with male patients too. But I mean I cant exactly have someone tailing me all day long at the hospital and I cant very well strap a camera to my head for evidence I did nothing wrong. It's really concerning me though, I mean im not really sure what to do and i want to stay in this field. I guess I'm just getting over worried but some of these posts are kind of O_O..... for lack of better words. Anyone have any advice or maybe some storys they could tell to help me feel better or get rid of some of this concern?
personally I am not gay,
It is not my thing, if its your thing, so be it
If you have issues of sexuality and you bring them
work, be it heterosexual or homosexual, then
you might have problems.
As an example, I do physical exams on women, men
and children when I was in FNP school, I still do my ICU nursing
assestment on patients in the ICU, both male and female.
They are people with real problems that are here to be take care of
Bottom line is, if you can leave the sexuality of it at home, then you dont
really need to be in the health care field, because patients trust us with their health
dignity and lives. This applies to both men and women, Gay or Straight. I might have my own opinion about
things, but none of that matters to the patient. If it is an issue you cant work through or if your paranoid about
then consider another profession