I don't want a male nurse! - Caption Contest Winner - page 4
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- 0Apr 3, '13 by anotheroneWhat if having only white nurses makes me more comfortable? Why shouldn't that be upheld too? What if that is my culture, personal preferences which are (to me)as important as any religion or belief and can certainly be as misguided!!?! I am just playing devil's advocate. I prefer female doctors mostly for a couple of reasons i prefer not to discuss, BUT after working as a nurse and with many male and female drs, pas, nurses, aides etc I care less and less everyday. Also I will often look for a picture of a dr I am going to see , where they graduated from medical school and residency before I see them for the most part. Sometimes this male/female requeat is not so easy to accomadate .
- 0Apr 3, '13 by AnoetosI don't have boobs, so a lot of male doctors don't like to talk to me, especially residents and younger attendings.
Also, I am bigger than many of them, so I think I intimidate them. It's odd but all that supposed superiority due to intellect and training can still shrivel in the presence of a big man. Unfortunately, it often tends to manifest in a certain snippishness or outright ignoring.
I relate well to female doctors of course, and my co-workers seem to like me.
For the very much larger part, my patients and their families love me.
- 3Apr 3, '13 by PMFB-RNAs a male nurse I have had this happen a number of time. No big deal. I understand and will go out of my way to accomadate. What I do have a problem with is when a female arrives unannounced in a rural ER and pitches a fit when there isn't a female physican or nurse to care for her. Many times we have been an all male staff (of 3) on in the ER. Our manager always makes sure to schedual a female CNA in the ER so we have a female to be in the room with us. A few times we have had women or girls insist on a female doc or nurse. Well sorry this is what we have. Deal with it or go someplace else.
Now in the case where the patient can call ahead and make her preference known, or in a case of an admission over several shifts / days when it is possible I will go out of my way to accomadate their preference. I understand thier discomfort and speaking as the nurse the last thing I want is a patient who is uncomfortable with my gender. Who knows how she will percieve my normal nursing care and what she will say. My license shudders.
- 1Apr 4, '13 by big al lpn, LPN, EMT-BI would like to add to this caption. The male nurse should reply, "yep...but he doesn't want a black one either." I think it is worth discussing where patent rights end and the nurses civil rights begin. Not just about race , but gender, age, and sexual orientation.
- 0Apr 4, '13 by PMFB-RNQuote from big al lpn*** In what way would a nurse's civil rights be infringed?I would like to add to this caption. The male nurse should reply, "yep...but he doesn't want a black one either." I think it is worth discussing where patent rights end and the nurses civil rights begin. Not just about race , but gender, age, and sexual orientation.