You should do whatever you can to protect patients'
modesty and dignity. Many patients value modesty. 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 or changing
their clothes in front of the opposite sex. Never look
down on patients who value modesty. Even if you are
not that modest yourself, please be considerate of patients
who value their modesty. The number one priority should
be the patient and the number two priority should be the patient's
family. Be sure you listen to their wishes for modesty.
Don't take it personal if they prefer that same gender doctors
or nurses treat them. Never think about what may be more convenient
for you as a medical professional when it comes to patient modesty.
It is strongly recommended that you check out patient
modesty friendly doctors and follow their example.
We recommend that you check out the below tips
for medical students/residents, nurses, doctors, and hospitals.
For Medical Students / Residents
of Gender Neutral Nursing Assignments
Professionals Who Have Convictions About Doing Intimate Procedures
On Opposite Sex
Who Have Convictions About Doing Intimate Procedures On Opposite
Students and Convictions About Doing Intimate Procedures On