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. 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 sex 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.