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Deb Richert

 


> Date: Sat, 22 Jun 2013 10:13:15 -0700
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> Subject: Re: protocol for opposite sexes
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> I have found it useful to express it this way:
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> "I'm going to start scanning at the top of your leg."
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> The word "groin" makes most people squirm. The other way makes sense to them immediately.
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> Don Ridgway
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: UVM Flownet on behalf of Phil Silva
> Sent: Sat 6/22/2013 8:33 AM
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> It IS a nightmare for such an accusation to be made. In my case, the
> accusing person's account was also very inconsistent and her own counselors
> ultimately ended up dismissing it as an expression of other issues she had,
> but just defending myself felt dirty and humiliating. I did then, and still
> do, leave the exam room door ajar, have a family member present when
> possible, drape carefully and deliberately, explain every stage of the
> exam, especially near the groin, and the reasons I have to do that. Most of
> these things are/should be routine for every patient, just out of respect
> for their dignity, but we shouldn't let the craziness of "the schedule"
> force us to short cut. Be careful out there.
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