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Nursing for Intimate care for men

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RNMikeMiller has 5 years experience and specializes in PACU.

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5 hours ago, RNMikeMiller said:

A female patient can always get same gender request, but a man will be told there is no a male nurse available today

That does not always happen.  There are times when their only option is a male nurse, technician, or doctor..

Also  your saying they are not hiring male nurses.  If only female apply or if the female has more experience or qualifications than a male who should they hire?  They cannot discriminate against a female just because she is female.  The same as they cannot discriminate against a male just because he is a male.

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RNMikeMiller has 5 years experience and specializes in PACU.

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5 hours ago, JadedCPN said:

 

"The same as they cannot discriminate against a male just because he is a male." 

I can promise you that males who are RN have been discriminated from being hired in Labor & Delivery Units because of gender. That is a fact!

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1 minute ago, RNMikeMiller said:

I can promise you that males who are RN have been discriminated from being hired in Labor & Delivery Units because of gender. That is a fact!

I am not saying that that has not happened.  The same as some women have not been hired in a profession because they are a woman.  Or someone who is slightly older has not been hired.  But if they know for a fact then they need to bring discrimination charges against them.  That is the only recourse and the only way to make it stop..

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JadedCPN has 13 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Pediatrics, Pediatric Float, PICU, NICU.

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15 minutes ago, RNMikeMiller said:

"The same as they cannot discriminate against a male just because he is a male." 

I can promise you that males who are RN have been discriminated from being hired in Labor & Delivery Units because of gender. That is a fact!

I wasn't the one who said that so not sure why you quoted me. Also interesting that you have directly ignored my direct question twice now. Go figure.

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RNMikeMiller has 5 years experience and specializes in PACU.

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@trytounderstand We are talking about HR, CNO, Charge Nurse, etc. at a hospital all being female supervisors that will hire 49 female nurses and 1 male nurse at a facility. Yes this happens often and males do apply but are not the first choice many times because the supervisors are interested in hire males.  The point is that a facility needs equal options for patients who request same gender care. Is this common at your facility too?

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RNMikeMiller has 5 years experience and specializes in PACU.

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"So how do you suggest those accommodations be made if there just isn't staff of the same sex available? 

ETA: I ask because I don't believe anyone is disagreeing that accommodations should be made when it is possible. However there are times it just isn't possible, so I'm curious what your expectations are and why/how it is the healthcare workers and facilities' fault? "

@JadedCPN  I can try to point out the issues but your a female and are not discriminated against with double standards meaning you will never understand.  The problem is that the CNO, Charge Nurses, HR, etc. are all females in positions that do not even use advertisement to hire male nurses in departments. 

Male patients are those who suffer from humiliation with receiving intimate care because he does not have an option. If he does ask for a male nurse; then the patient will be told they do not have one available and that the female nurses are all professionals.  

Do you think that a female patient would ever be told sorry we only have male nurses to put in your urinary catheter?  

The solution is to put the patient needs first and treat others the way you would want to be treated as a patient. 

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mmc51264 has 8 years experience as a ADN, BSN, MSN, RN and specializes in orthopedic; Informatics, diabetes.

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On 3/13/2020 at 3:20 PM, Anonymous666 said:

As a man who's received a prostate exam by a male doc and had a testicular ultrasound performed by a female tech, I'd rather have a female take care of all that "intimate" stuff. 

If they're professional, it doesn't bother me at all. 

To be honest, I saw a new cardiologist the other day, a male, and he made me a little uncomfortable by kinda "mounting" my knee while checking my BP manually. I was up on the exam table. It was as if he was rubbing his junk on my knee. I've taken many blood pressures and have always been extremely careful not to make females feel uncomfortable. Either this dude didn't care, or he was a creeper...

As a woman, I find that male OB/gyn are much kinder and gentler than women. When I had my children, it was a 3 doctor practice-2 men and 1 woman, I loved all of them but I will say the woman was harder on me about my weight and other things. 

To me, generalization is dangerous.

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RNMikeMiller has 5 years experience and specializes in PACU.

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@mmc51264 I like you being honest that you prefer a male OB/GYN. Important that a patient has choices. The biggest issue is that patients chose the provider, but most patients have a chaperone without a choice of who or the gender.  Would you be shocked if you had chose a male OB/GYN and your legs are in  stirrups ready for your exam and the doctor walks into your room with chaperones of a male nurse and male pa?   Of course that will never happen because your chaperones would be a female nurse / pa.  My entire point is that a patient many times chose the doctor, but chaperons & Intimate care for most patients are usually female nurse, pa, techs, etc.  Not trying to argue, but make a point. 

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mmc51264 has 8 years experience as a ADN, BSN, MSN, RN and specializes in orthopedic; Informatics, diabetes.

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It's the nature of the beast. More women are in nursing, period. Same as teaching. 

Until more men are recruited into nursing, there isn't much we can do. For many many years, men outnumbered women as doctors and that was that. Now that it is evening out at that level, we'll see if the trend changes as far as nurses go.

I know for teachers, the reason there are less men is that the pay is crap and not enough for a man to provide for his family. 

I've agreed with most of what your premise is saying, but you act like it is some huge conspiracy. You've had/seen some bad PEOPLE. Not all female nurses are like that and not all male providers are going to be the be-all, end-all. There are good/bad everywhere. 

Also, as valid as your concerns may, it is what women have had to put up with for years before more women became nurses. 

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RNMikeMiller has 5 years experience and specializes in PACU.

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"The gender of the patient and nurse are irrelevant.” False

Maybe to healthcare personnel its that way by not to many patients. And if we have truly patient centered healthcare system. The needs of the patient trump the providers methods.

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Mywords1 specializes in nursing ethics.

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The patients should get a female or male nurse as they desire, if possible. Some men like myself strongly prefer a female nurse, in all clinical situations. I am not shy. I could see that many or most older men will prefer a male nurse and are embarrassed  with female nurses. In the hospital where I go, a new rule supposedly requires patients to have same gender nurses. Do some female patients want a male nurse? It's possible. 

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Mywords1 specializes in nursing ethics.

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 one patient reports that  2 doctors were in the clinic and the female doc chose to do the prostate exam.

   When it was over, she turned to him and said "nice to have met you!"    funny?

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