Men in OB/Peds Nursing....Any thoughts?.... - page 8
by Wild Irish LPN 10,068 Views | 73 Comments
I remember seeing something posted along these lines a while back, but it never really "got going" so I thought I would open it up for one more try....I am about to finish my LPN Program, and then will be in pursuit of my BSN... Read More
- 3May 29, '12 by StephalumpQuote from waterbirthingRNI'm not uncomfortable looking at a man's penis. Many female nurses aren't bothered by it at all, as I'm sure you know, so I don't know why men would be expected to feel any differently.While it is not my intention to discourage anyone from their dreams and goals, I would not want a male to be my L&D nurse. Much like I would not want a male Dr. to attend the birth of my child. It's a personal preference. I don't understand why a man would want to do that. That is not meant to be rude, I'm actually very curious? Looking at lady parts all day seems like it would be very uncomfortable and intimidating if I was the opposite sex and couldn't relate in any way.
Would I be shocked to have a male L&D nurse? You betcha. Would I have a REAL treason to be uncomfortable other than stereotypes and the uncommonness of it? No. So I'd just keep an open mins, and hopefully he'd blow my mind with his awesomeness and I'd forever talk to friends and family about the great male nurse I had. C
- 0Jun 3, '12 by FyreflieI say go for it. As someone else has already pointed out, just because you're female doesn't mean you have the monopoly on compassionate care; I know plenty of female L&D nurses that I have wanted to punch in the face for making ridiculously rude, insensitive, or uncompassionate comments. Some people are just not cut out for OB, regardless of their gender.
When you truly love your area of work it shows, and I think that will help you through some difficult situations you are probably going to face.
Just FYI--Ontario now has its first male midwife he's getting rave reviews!