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Old Yesterday, 05:22 AM
 
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Denver Health nurses suspended after opening body bag to see man

I hadn't seen this one posted here and thought it worthy of discussion. The man was ogled by nurses who were not part of his care team while he was comatose and then they even went so far as to open his body bag for more viewings after he died. The hospital apparently gave them a 3 week paid suspension and then put a note in their file. In short, the hospital apparently condones this kind of behavior by their relative inaction. Some would say they were rewarded with an extra 3 week vacation. They should have instead been fired on the spot.

Had it been a female patient and male nurses, for sure they'd of been charged with a crime and been fired, but disrespecting male patients in such a demeaning manner is OK. The double standard in medicine lives on. Nobody should fool themselves otherwise.

Perhaps the hospital should post a sign at all of its entrances:

"All male patients are subject to genital inspections on demand by any of our female staff. Male patients should have no expectation of being treated in a respectful and dignified manner."

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Old Yesterday, 10:36 AM
 
Location: Santa Monica, CA
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Talk about Junk news. It's been on the radio so much here....sick..
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Old Yesterday, 10:49 AM
 
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Nothing in the article said the nurses were female....
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Old Yesterday, 11:13 AM
 
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Nothing in the article says the suspension was paid time off ie "vacation" either. They all got notes in their personnel file and one did not return from the suspension.
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Old Yesterday, 02:37 PM
 
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[url=http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/local-news/denver-health-nurses-suspended-after-opening-body-bag-to-see-mans-genitals]Denver Health nurses suspended after opening body bag to see...
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"All male patients are subject to genital inspections on demand by any of our female staff. Male patients should have no expectation of being treated in a respectful and dignified manner."[/quote]
Well aren't you a bag of sexism. Nowhere does it say the nurses were female.
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Old Yesterday, 04:09 PM
 
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"All male patients are subject to genital inspections on demand by any of our female staff. Male patients should have no expectation of being treated in a respectful and dignified manner."
Well aren't you a bag of sexism. Nowhere does it say the nurses were female.[/quote]
Odds are close to 100% that the nurses were female. Male nurses would have been fired. That is the reality of medicine today.
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Old Yesterday, 07:20 PM
 
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Odds are close to 100% that the nurses were female. Male nurses would have been fired. That is the reality of medicine today.
Well yeah, if men were to do that, I bet the entire hospital would be up in arms saying they are disgusting pigs that without doubt ogle every female patient they treat.
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Old Yesterday, 08:44 PM
 
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Well yeah, if men were to do that, I bet the entire hospital would be up in arms saying they are disgusting pigs that without doubt ogle every female patient they treat.
I knew a hospital where the male doctors let the male janitors view gynecologic exams without the patients' consent or knowledge. The entire hospital was not only not "up in arms", they actually did nothing about it, and the other male doctors thought it was funny. So much for your theory.

But yes, they were disgusting pigs.
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Old Yesterday, 10:03 PM
 
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Many female nurses do get away with things that a male nurse would never get away with. Female nurses also use a lot of force to restrain pregnant patients in labor, something a male nurse would go to jail for. That's why you never see male labor nurses in hospitals; they don't exist.

These women should have been permanently fired.
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Old Yesterday, 10:05 PM
 
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I knew a hospital where the male doctors let the male janitors view gynecologic exams without the patients' consent or knowledge. The entire hospital was not only not "up in arms", they actually did nothing about it, and the other male doctors thought it was funny. So much for your theory.

That's disgusting and you should have at least, attempted to report it. If I worked in a hospital where that happened, I'd report it even if I meant I might get fired.
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