Tonight I walked in on my pt... - page 15

by RNewbie | 60,535 Views | 143 Comments

masturbating. I know it's a fact of life but I'm completely grossed out. I was just doing my hourly rounding. Behind the curtain all I could see was his legs shaking, looked like he was having a seizure so I rushed over to the... Read More


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    Quote from wooh
    Your hospital room isn't "private." At least no more private than the health food aisle at my backwoods grocery store where I'm generally the only person.
    Actually I respectfully disagree with you. I don't recall any grocery store isles that I can sleep in, or that have an attached bathroom that I may use to relieve myself. The client is paying a fee to habitate in that room for a specific amount of time and should be treated as such. That's why nurses 'provide for privacy'' during intimate cares and the like.
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    Quote from wooh
    If you can't relax without pulling out your penis, perhaps you should try aromatherapy. If you can't go a few days without sexually assaulting someone because you didn't find a time or place to masturbate, you shouldn't be allowed out on the streets.
    Again, I really don't find any correlation with a patient masturbating in their room and someone sexually assaulting another person. One behavior is considered a natural human behavior that most, if not all males and females participate in during their lives - the other is a highly disturbing behavior pattern that is criminal and dangerous in nature.

    If you find masturbation relates to sexual assault, than that is something you need to work out on your own, but I assure you, they are not mutually inclusive.
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    Quote from wooh

    There's a time and place for things. Do what you want at home. All you want. Whenever you want. If you can't abstain while you're in the hospital, go home. Yes, you're entitled to some privacy as a patient. But you're in my workplace. And along with all the other BS nurses have to put up with, walking in on you masturbating just because you can't wait a few days until you get home, should not be one of them.
    Again I disagree, as far as the patient is concerned, a hospital room is that patients temporary dwelling. If they are masturbating in private and not bothering anyone else than I think any prudent nurse should go on about their own behavior.

    Where I would draw the line is if a patient made any sort of sexual proposition towards myself or
    another nurse, patient or staff member; which obviously is highly inappropriate and should be treated as such. In this case police officials should be involved.

    I think a clear distinction should be made between personal sexual behaviors and sexual assault like behaviors.
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    I don't know, that's pretty uncomfortable to walk into. Kind of like the other night when the oncoming nurse and I were doing bedside shift report and the 50 year old was touching himself while staring at our breasts the whole time. I definitely felt like I needed a shower after that and maybe the need to wear several layers of scrubs next time he's my pt so it will take him longer to undress me with his eyes, lol.


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