Male OB Frustration - page 4
I'm currently in my OB rotation for clinicals and lecture. The first two days of clinical I was in L&D and I had an awesome experience (witnessed a couple deliveries, worked with the fetal monitor,... Read More
Mar 14, '11Occupation: Forensic, Psych, Surgical Specialty: Forensic/Psych/Surgical nurse ; From: US ; Joined: May '08; Posts: 76; Likes: 45That nurse seems a little immature and highly unprofessional. Jeez. Did you tell the DON? She can't treat you like that. It may not be a big deal to you, but that is technically harassment. I'm sorry. I can say that if I was a patient, I couldn't care less who did my OB stuff! Male or female - the nurses there have seen it all before no doubt, and I am not ashamed of my woman parts!!!
Mar 14, '11Occupation: Registered Nurse Specialty: 2 year(s) of experience in Emergency ; From: US ; Joined: Aug '09; Posts: 361; Likes: 87Quote from samirishI am not comfortable with a male practitioner; doctor, nurse, etc. performing intimate duties on me. I have always asked for a female when it came to scheduling a well woman exam, or any other kind of exam that involved my peri area or breasts. It's a personal preference for me and I'm not comfortable with a male practitioner in those situations. Although, I'm not sure that was the issue with the OPs situation. Perhaps the patient did ask the nurse to have him leave? It's not impossible, but it also could have been the nurse.I am only speaking for myself and for the women who prefer not to have male nurses in the OB. Im sorry this is so upsetting to you but it is my preference and there are other women out there that feel the same way.
There's nothing wrong with a male nurse in OB. Many women are not uncomfortable by this, but some are. It can go the other way too. A male patient can request another male nurse to perform intimate duties, and i've also seen that happen as well.
If that is the case, you can't take it personal. But, I do agree with other people and I'd just talk to your instructor and asked to be placed with a different staff nurse.
Mar 15, '11Occupation: allnurses Asst Community Manager, APRN Specialty: 25 year(s) of experience in Nephrology, Cardiology, ER, ICU ; From: US ; Joined: Apr '00; Posts: 53,614; Likes: 26,749Closing for staff review.