I would like to talk to all nurses about male patient modesty because a number of men have expressed that they don't want female nurses do intimate procedures on them. Some of them feel that some nurses look down on them when they request a male nurse. Some men are just more modest than other men so it's nothing personal to do with female nurses.
Many people wrongly assume that men really don't care about their modesty, but that is not true in many cases. Many men would not be comfortable with strange women watching them using urinals. Many men in public restrooms can see each other using urinals, but that doesn't mean they are comfortable with women watching them. Many men are upset about how the medical industry assumes that modesty is not that important to them. Some men who desire modesty in medical settings are mocked. There are actually many men who value their modesty highly. Some are afraid to speak up. Some hospitals don't have enough male nurses available to do intimate procedures such as urinary catheterizations on men. It is hard for men to get their wishes respected for an all male surgical team for personal male surgeries such as vasectomy, prostatectomy, hernia repair, etc. Women are more likely to get their wishes for an all female surgical team for ob/gyn because there are hardly any male nurses who work in ob/gyn.
It is strange how many men get their wishes respected in locker rooms that no women be present, but then their wishes are disregarded in a medical settings.
Men do have one advantage over women. They can take their shirt off with no problem. In many cardiology procedures, they don't have to worry about exposing their chest like women have to.
I would like to recommend that female nurses to be sensitive when male patients tell you that they want a male nurse and don't want you to give them a bath or do other intimate procedures on them and respect their wishes. Don't take it personal.
I would like to recommend that all female nurses ask male patients if they prefer a male nurse for intimate procedures. Some nurses actually do this at some hospitals and that's wonderful. I think this would be a great way to show them that you care about their modesty and wishes. I know that there are some good nurses who work to respect patients' wishes for modesty.