* * Anonymous Doc

Thursday, January 7, 2010

I walked into a patient's room today, and with the curtain wide open, no blanket over him, no clothing over him-- he was cleaning his penis.

His roommate was watching, riveted.

This is why you don't want to be in a hospital. Ever.

I asked him if he wanted a minute to cover himself up before we talked.

He said no, not necessary.

I asked him if he could please cover himself up.

He said he was just cleaning himself.

I said that's fine, but I wanted his full attention while we talked.

He didn't look up.

I got my resident to deal with him instead. :)

1 comment:

  1. Haha. Why was he cleaning his penis? Didn't he clean it when he showered?