Paying Attention To Patient Modesty

Interesting. In the years I have been writing this blog, I don’t believe that I have typed in the word “modesty” even once. BUT. Check this out. What you will see is the home page of an organization (?) dedicated to patient modesty. Spend some time hitting the various links on the page and immersing yourself in some of the issues that are subsumed under the modesty rubric. Should the practitioners and their assistants taking care of us always be the same sex as the patient. Should we have to take our underwear off for knee surgery? Etc.

Bottom Line. In the year of the #MeToo, I marvel at how little (how about none!) chatter this topic receives. While it might not be the number one priority in U.S. healthcare today, I am thinking that a little attention paid here could go a long way toward improving the patient experience. 

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