There currently is discussion as to exactly or inexactly what is the topic of this thread which has been published Volume after Volume for 13 years. And whether there is a need to make the title of this thread more appropriate to the content that actually has been already published here. As Moderator, I agree that the discussions and documentations here are far more broad in terms of the patient-medical system relationship than the simple “Patient Modesty” title represents. The problem is deciding how to express the title of content most appropriately, particularly for the new visitors to this bioethics thread.
I think it is of value to reproduce here the view of a faithful contributor to the blog and this thread whose identification is “Banterings” and my response as presented at the end of Volume 90. I think it is then important to continue the discussion of the meaning of this thread and the consensus of the contents and ethics meaning of the many posting contributions over the years here. Banterings last posting follows after my published suggestion for a title.
“Patient Modesty, Dignity and Expected Respect by Medicine:Volume 91”
Isn’t this precisely what is the theme presented over and over here?
Again you are making it look like the patient is (now) asking for 2 things they are not entitled to. Not only are they too modest, now they are “expecting respect.”
…how dare you expect to be treated with respect? If you come to a teaching hospital, it is understood that you will be treated like a warm cadaver. Students will line up to practice their “probing” skills on you…
This is “victim blaming,” plain and simple. In this era of the #MeToo movement, the last thing that one would want to do is victim blaming.
If we want to be brutally honest, then title the thread exactly what it is:
Medicine’s Lack of Respect for Human Dignity and Patient Modesty
And now the discussion of a new title continues followed hopefully by further dissection of the status of medical care behavior towards their patients. ..Maurice.
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