We had an auditor at our company a week ago, and I had a short conversation about patients accepting a nurse related to sex of the nurse. The question was how many men refuse a nurse based on the sex of the nurse. The auditor stated it happened, but was extremely rare. I took the thought slightly further as I have seen patients refuse nurses based on sex and it was the female patient refusing the male nurse. The auditor noted that occurred several times. This brings me to an observation related to this information: it would seem that the female patient is fussier than the male when in need of medical care.

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