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- Feb 26, '12 by cavmedic16Maslow's hierarchy .Hospital policy. Some hospitals allow it , some don't.
- Jul 12, '12 by WSteven1I WHOLEHEARTEDLY AGREE!!!!! YES, YES, 1000x YES! That is my response to the question would men die without sex? On a more serious note, read the book His Needs, Her Needs: How to Affair-proof Your Marriage for a more authoritative answer...Sorry, not trying to hijack this thread.Last edit by WSteven1 on Jul 12, '12 : Reason: clarification of a point
- Jul 12, '12 by WSteven1However, I do have to ask...Why would a hospital allow sexual intercourse between a patient and family member or patient and patient? Help me better understand...thanks!
- Jul 18, '12 by Topaz7It is also not allowed where I work. outside of the hospital? Sure have all the sex you want. They are human . Hopefully it is protected, safe sex though.
- Jul 18, '12 by OrcaThis happened on a mental health unit I once worked on. I wasn't on duty, so I didn't have to deal with it directly. The nurse on duty split the two lovebirds up, and they were reminded of the rules of the unit, one of which is that we prohibited any kind of sexual contact while on the unit. We discouraged people from personal contact when they left the unit, although I'm sure many of them ignored this.
- Jul 25, '12 by ElladoraOur facility allows sexual relations between clients. So if I saw two schizophrenic patients having sex I would remind them to keep their door shut and carry on with my day. And yes, I've walked in on it way more times that I want to even think about.
- Jul 28, '12 by algebra_demystifiedQuote from dannyc12Hmmm, I wonder what the HIPAA rules say about that.This happened at my facility and they put the lady on birth control. This is the usual response to this kind of consensual activity. Boy did that relationship end badly
The social workers bear the brunt of these episodes. On another occasion, activities staff went into a room and both beds were occupied with residents making the beast with two backs. SW had the fun job of informing the POA of one of them (who was also the significant other and not in the room at the time of the incident) that one of the participants had herself a new prescription.
Just one of those human responses to actual or potential health problems we deal with every day.
- Jul 28, '12 by MrChicagoRNQuote from algebra_demystifiedAbout what?If the patient has a POA, they definitely need to be notified.They just wouldn't get the other person's name, and a whole lot of personal details other then what is necessary to assure the patients' safety.Hmmm, I wonder what the HIPAA rules say about that.
- Aug 17, '12 by PsychKnitsThankfully, my facility does not allow this (and there is a big to-do incident investigation when it does happen between the 15 minute room checks). Patients are not likely to be using protection and many of those I work with have communicable diseases. If you have a floridly psychotic patient, are they truly able to consent to the act or are they being victimized?
Unfortunately, sex with oneself is not prohibited. I've wished for brain bleach many times over the years...
- Aug 24, '12 by RN58186Can I chime in from a bit of a different viewpoint? I was admitted on a mental health unit, sharing a room with a young lady just diagnosed with schizophrenia. It was July, she had the window bed, bright sunshine, curtain between us. She and another one of the patients engaged in intercourse a few times in the week I was there. My problem was hearing what was going on and the first time I was seeing the shadows on the curtains. (I learned never to look that way again...) I was not allowed off the unit, and it was a very small unit with limited out of room places to sit (otherwise I would have been out of there like a shot) so I didn't have much choice about places to go. I did mention it to the staff, they asked her, she denied it, and it was suggested that perhaps I was trying to create trouble with my room mate? They told her if it was true to stop, but she didn't. One I had off unit priviledges, I spent as much time as I could away from there. It was very uncomfortable and I really felt like either she (or her partner) should have been given a private room or I should have been moved out of that room.