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RNMikeMiller

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RNMikeMiller has 5 years experience and specializes in PACU.

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  1. RNMikeMiller

    Nursing for Intimate care for men

    "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.
  2. RNMikeMiller

    Nursing for Intimate care for men

    "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.
  3. RNMikeMiller

    Nursing for Intimate care for men

    @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?
  4. RNMikeMiller

    Nursing for Intimate care for men

    "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!
  5. Why do urologist not hire more male nurses if this is the case? A nurse is a nurse no matter what gender is what I am told; then why can I not work in L&D?
  6. RNMikeMiller

    Nursing for Intimate care for men

    "So how do you suggest those accommodations be made if there just isn't staff of the same sex available?" That is the problem is that many facilities only have one gender of nurses to meet the needs of all patients. Some will hire one male nurse such as myself, but when I am not working the men are SOL. A female patient can always get same gender request, but a man will be told there is no a male nurse available today. @JadedCPN It is not fair to our patients that one gender is giving her request, but a man is told sorry. How would you deal with that patient?
  7. RNMikeMiller

    Nursing for Intimate care for men

    As a nurse, you should do whatever you can to protect patients' modesty and dignity. Many patients value modesty. Think about how you would feel if you had to strip naked in front of a bunch of people. Listen to patients' concerns about modesty carefully and work hard to meet their wishes. Many people don't feel comfortable having certain parts of their body exposed to the opposite sex except for spouse. They are not crazy. Many people would not be comfortable using public restrooms with people of the opposite sex. Do not take it personally. Many patients who are modest welcome care from opposite sex nurses for procedures that do not involve handling or exposure of private parts. One man shared that he would prefer a male nurse with a little experience than a female nurse who had 30 years of experience for intimate procedures. The number one priority should be the patient and the number two priority should be the patient's family. Listen to their wishes for modesty and work to accommodate them.
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    Nursing for Intimate care for men

    You hit the head on the nail that females get treated with respect and men do not. Many times a female staff members make jokes and comments about male patients. I've seen more penis than a prostitute and balls than a cather. Imagine a male nurse making comments like this towards females. We would be in HR and be fired.
  9. RNMikeMiller

    Nursing for Intimate care for men

    @NightNerd You made the choice to see a male OBGYN, but you could of chose a female OBGYN if you wanted. I bet that you will never have a male doctor and male nurse/pa alone with you during an exam, but a male patient has a female doctor/np and female nurse/pa which is unequal treatment. The problem for a male is for someone like my dad who choose a very good urologist who is a man. After arriving to his office he is ambushed with an entire office staff of all females. He asked if they had a male nurse, PA, etc. and received a giggle and comment, "we are all females." Why do urology practices with predominantly male patients only have female nurses? Hire at least one male nurse and a male assistant for your patients. This is the reason I can not get my dad to go get checked. Nowadays, women have the option of going to an all-female OB/GYN practice; men should also have this option. Both men & women have had dignity issues with our healthcare industry. Because the administrative staff in many places is all female, they listened somewhat to women and adjusted better protect to their privacy and dignity. For the most part the industry is still tone deaf to male requests. Many female nurses/techs only want a female GYN doctor, mammographers, sonographers for vaginal ultrasound, and a female nurse when she needs a urinal catheter but when the roles are reversed the same nurse/tech will tell male patients that they are professionals and it is OK for them to provide intimate care to men by putting in a catheter, scrotum sonogram, exams, etc. “Many of us have experienced the 'ambush,' where that trust is broken, when the female doctor brings in another female chaperone to be in the exam and sees 'everything' without asking the man whether the presence of another female would be acceptable," - https://www.athenahealth.com/knowledge-hub/patient-experience/chaperones-exam-room-—-who-gets-decide Why Men Avoid Healthcare: The Elephant in the Room -https://www.talkingaboutmenshealth.com/modesty-why-men-avoid-healthcare/
  10. RNMikeMiller

    Nursing for Intimate care for men

    https://healthunlocked.com/sensitiveissuesmen/posts/131513904/same-gender-intimate-care-for-men?fbclid=IwAR0ZnGZIQgO9b5voD50NUvkjMchouZeMfsRq3g20NNQ2c6Wm6VZXPJTcc28
  11. RNMikeMiller

    Nursing for Intimate care for men

    Read Sensitive Issues for Men in its entirety from healthunlocked.com
  12. RNMikeMiller

    Are you supposed to check a boy's foreskin during a physical?

    https://healthunlocked.com/sensitiveissuesmen/posts/136044920/patient-modesty
  13. RNMikeMiller

    Are you supposed to check a boy's foreskin during a physical?

    The biggest problem is mothers bringing their son's to be checked by a Female NP. Most boys are embarrassed and will be upset but will not say anything about it. Why do you not suggest that boys see a male MD or NP?
  14. RNMikeMiller

    Genital exams at school physicals and well-child check-ups?

    @AmyB_NP I think it is best to opt out and NEVER have a female doctor or NP give a teen boy a sport physical again. This is what happen at my son's middle school last year. That is why he does not want to play soccer this Spring because he was embarrassed to death. I wanted to file a complaint with the school and NP but I did not want to embarrassed him mentally more than he has been physically. Girls usually have no further standard exams. They do not have to take off their bra or panties for most exams. Boys typically have genital and hernia exams done. This is considered a standard of care by some guidelines. The reason for this is unclear and the need for a genital and hernia exam is undocumented. Though some information as to the child’s development can be obtained by a genital exam, the exam is usually not pertinent to the ability to play sports safely. These exams can be intensely embarrassing for adolescent boys. This is widely recognized. There’s even a small percentage of boys who refuse to participate in sports because of these exams. I have seen women physicians blogging about how embarrassed the boys get during these exams. Yet this problem is rarely addressed. Reducing the embarrassment can be addressed in many ways. For most boys, a male physician is less embarrassing than a woman. But women who are a majority of pediatricians nowadays are often the ones who perform these exams." STOP embarrassing boys with female doctors and NP so they will not play sports! Found this article that everyone should read https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/2011/08/sports-physicals-includes-provisions-privacy.html
  15. RNMikeMiller

    Genital exams at school physicals and well-child check-ups?

    @djmatte I like the fact that your a male NP. The key statement is "It’s a female MA (actually all of our MAs are female At the moment)." That is the problem at most places is that they hire all females and not male MA, RN, PA, etc. to cover the basics.
  16. RNMikeMiller

    Genital exams at school physicals and well-child check-ups?

    I bet the Medical assistant was a female. My friend who is a male had to have a physical for is job. He did not have an option of which provider. Of course the provider was a female NP and the medical assistant was another female. Don't you think that is a double standard that a male patient has 2 females NP & MA in the room, but a female patient will never have 2 males (MD/NP & MA/Nurse)?
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