|Title:||Gynecologists' Perception of the Patient-Physician Relationship in Pelvic Examinations in Taiwan||Authors:||CHEN, SHU-LING
CHAO, YU-MEI YU
TSAI, FU -CHANG
|Keywords:||Patient-physician relationship;gynecologist;pelvic examination;qualitative study||Issue Date:||2008||Journal Volume:||v.29||Journal Issue:||n.4||Start page/Pages:||290-295||Source:||JOURNAL OF PSYCHOSOMATIC OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY||Abstract:||
OBJECTIVE: To explore the gynecologists' physical contact and their interaction with patients, as well as the patient- physicians relationship during the pelvic examination (PE). STUDY DESIGN: This qualitative study uses face-to-face, in- depth interviews with 20 gynecologists from three hospitals in central Taiwan. RESULTS: The results revealed two main categories: adopting non-gendered and desexualised strategies and acknowledging a patient's situation. The majority of gynecologists adopted strategies to reduce their embarrassment during a PE, such as the use of a PE curtain, having a nurse in attendance, the tendency to depend on an ultrasound scan and the use of minimal verbal communication. CONCLUSION: Within the social context in Taiwan, male gynecologists tend to adopt a non-gendered and desexualised attitude to lessen the embarrassment and to protect them from accusations of sexual misconduct by patients during the PE. Acknowledging a patient's situation can benefit the gynecologists and allowed them to conduct the PE more easily . The results could possibly provide the medical student with an awareness and reflection of how social interaction plays a role for the gynecologists and their patients during a PE.
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