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Women Doctors: Would You Have One at Your Hospital Bedside???

Discussion in 'General Baptist Discussions' started by righteousdude2, May 9, 2010.

  1. righteousdude2

    righteousdude2 Well-Known Member
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    There have been so many topics on women, and their roles in this world. Everything from Women as Pastors, to Women Deacons, to Women in Politics. And the result seems to be the same. Women have taken a beating in recent posts, especially when her ambitions bring her out of the kitchen and bedroom, and take in into a theater of employment, or, service/employment and carrers that have been traditionally ruled by men.

    So, while my question is PURELY hypothetical, I wanted to ask this question, especially of those men who see the role of women restricted to the home - barefoot, pregnant, raising the kids, making the meals, cleaning the house, and being at the beckon-call of her male counter-part - if they would consider using a female surgeon for, let's say, a life threatening illness, such as, a quadruple heart by-pass.

    The thought behind my question is simple. You need this surgery, and she is the only doctor who can do this surgery. She's considered the very best, never lost a patient, and a male doctor is not available at any time, for any cost, in time to operate aand serve you, the patient???

    The clock is running, it's your turn to answer this highly hypothetical question.

    Shalom,

    Pastor Paul :type:
     
  2. annsni

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    Well, I'm a woman and I have a woman dermatologist, neurologist and physicians' assistant (who I see most of the time instead of the full GP MD for regular stuff). So I'd be quite fine with it.
     
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    No problem

    Rob
     
  4. Tom Bryant

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    Who cares? I want the best possible surgeon operating on me.
     
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    I rarely see my MD. Usually I see the PA, Cheryl. In fact, I'd rather see her. It's not just anyone that I'd let stick a needle in the palm of my hand!
     
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    Woman doctor here too. She's great.
     
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    I wonder if such men would "witness" about their bigotr, —er, "biblical convictions"— about "gender roles" to their surgeon before or after the surgery?:laugh:
     
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    I have a wonderful female PA also. She's like a daughter to me.
     
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    My first response to the OP was, "What a stupid question!" Of course I would let a woman MD treat me for something serious. Then I remembered landing in a really bad storm at the Kansas City Airport with a woman in the cockpit. She brought the plane down without incident, other that the bumps and dips of the weather, but I do recall wishing the pilot was a man. So, I would like to think I have no gender bias but that is probably not true.
     
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    This TB agrees with that TB.
     
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    I'm not a fan of such extreme hypotheticals, because they're not meant to get a sincere answer.

    So, keeping things to real life situations, no, I would not have a woman doctor. While I'm sure that she would be professional and everything would be strictly clinical, I don't think that it would be either wise or prudent. I'm a sinner. I know myself. Why put myself into a situation where I could be tempted to sin? She's a sinner. Why put her into a situation where she might be tempted to sin.

    What's more, I've got a terrific wife at home. I just don't feel that it would be respectful to her

    Just so you know, I've had a little experience with this in real life. Some of you know that I was in a very serious auto accident a couple of years ago and as a result of the settlement, I can get massages pretty much any time I want.

    I went for one one day and my regular masseuse wasn't there and there was a young girl. I explained things to her, apologized and told her that I hoped she understood, and she did.

    Yes, I know you're all going to call me a pharisee, but that's just the standard I hold myself to because I feel that's the standard God would hold me to.
     
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    The consensus here is the right answer. But I will add some fuel to this fire and ask an additional question. Polls indicate few men have any issues with having a woman doctor; but they also indicate there is still a significant number of women who complain, or acutally refuse, to be treated by male nurses. Are these old polls, perhaps, or are they still true?
     
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    My younger daughter is a medical doctor, but I don't send patients to her of either gender. All her patients are dead!

    She is a forensics pathologist!

    Cheers,

    Jim
     
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    Your Daughter is in the Best Field for a Doctor

    At least she doesn't have to worry about wrongful death law suits, and any form of malpractice insurance.:smilewinkgrin:

    I'll bet you are one proud Papa, Jim! I know I'd be proud of such an accomplishment. :type:
     
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    Unless she takes after Elisha [the widow's son] or Peter [Dorcas]?
     
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    Very well stated. :thumbsup:
     
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    No, I think that's fine that you've set that standard for yourself. But I would imagine that, if it was necessary, you would be okay with a female surgeon, since there would be other people there assisting.
     
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    There's a HUGE difference to me between a doctor and a masseuse. BIG difference. One gives you pleasure - the other gives you shots. LOL
     
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    I think the differentiation should be made between a doctor and a surgeon. I totally agree with JohnDeereFan in regards to a doctor that I will be visiting in their office, especially a general practitioner. If I have some sensitive areas that I need examined, I would not feel comfortable with a female doctor examining them.

    A surgeon on the other hand is one that is going to do some very specific surgery and I'll likely be knocked our for it. This is a different situation than the family doc.
     
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