March 15, 2010

Dutch Patients: Sexual Services?

Dutch patients who get medical care from nurses apparently expect a bit more than the basics nowadays.

But nurses are looking to put a stop to that.

A new campaign launched by the union representing nurses is aiming to stop the trend of Dutch patients demanding sexual services from the nurses that care for them.

The campaign comes after a well-publicized case of a man who demanded sexual gratification from the health care aide who was treating him at his home, as he was disabled and unable to care for himself. He apparently thought home health aide meant a bit more than it is supposed to, which was demeaning and quite unfunny for the nurse. Here's hoping that all gets cleaned up.

Dutch Patients: Sexual Services?

A union representing Dutch nurses will launch a national campaign Friday against demands for sexual services by patients who claim it should be part of their standard care. The union, NU'91, is calling the campaign "I Draw The Line Here," with an advert that features a young woman covering her face with crossed hands. The union said in a statement Thursday that the campaign follows a complaint it had received in the last week from a 24-year-old woman who said a 42-year-old disabled man asked her to provide sexual services as part of his care at home.

Dutch Patients: Sexual Services?

Posted at March 15, 2010 8:00 AM