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Chaperoning in genitourinary medicine supporting patients and protecting doctors
  1. A R Markos
  1. Mid Staffordshire General Hospitals NHS Trust, Staffordshire General Hospital, Weston Road, Stafford ST16 3SA, UK;

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    I read with interest the result of the postal survey regarding chaperoning in genitourinary medicine (GUM) clinics.1 The notable observation is that female patients were offered a chaperone far more often than males on all occasions when the examiner was a male (32/32) and frequently when the examiner was a female (13/40). Chaperoning was offered less frequently when the patient was a male with a female examiner (7/37) and infrequently with a male examiner (3/39).

    GUM nurses and doctors are particularly vulnerable because the open access of the services exposes them to situations where they have no prior knowledge of the patients background, social, behavioural, psychological, …

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