This is more of a gripe, but I'm interested how it is around the country, both male and female. When did it become common practice to have health professionals additional to your doctor/consultant, sit in on every hospital appointment you have?
I don't remember a public memo or being given the choice for this type of thing.
I'm not an exhibit and don't really like the obligated idea of having to discuss or get undressed in front of students or other support staff.
If your Lupus clinic is like mine, the room is very small and with up to 4 people in there at one time, won't keep coughs and germs away.
Just wondering if this is done mainly with female patients, as they're less likely to say something than men perhaps?
This never happened 10 or so years ago, so does anyone know why it's trying to be part of the normal now.
It's also a waste of resources, having nurses or student doctors sitting there, when they could be better utilised with another patient and help keep waiting times down.
You're only asked do you mind others in the room, AFTER you enter not before, which then makes an awkward situation, so your obligated to say yes, when you'd rather not, if that makes sense. Sometimes, You're not even asked!!
Just wondered the thoughts and experiences of others on here.