Surely many of us, bearing the long-awaited baby, more than once fell into the conservation. Not bypassed this not too enviable fate and me. Two times I had the opportunity not only to lie in a hospital, but also to become an object of study for students of the local medical academy.
Unfortunately, the department of obstetrics and gynecology was located at the base of the department where I got. For this simple reason, medical students are constantly jostling here. Periodically, they conducted practical exercises for ultrasound of the fetus, removal of the echocardiogram, etc.
Guess who was the object of research? That’s right, pregnant women lying in this department. Of course, the crowd of observers was not invited to gynecological examinations, but future doctors could observe the procedures quite freely.
True, in our department there were horror stories on the topic, but one girl is lying on the armchair, and two students are brought to her and forced to carry out an inspection. In my memory, this did not happen once.
By the way, according to the elementary rules of decency (and even more serious legislative documents), a woman should have taken a written consent to such a study. Imagine if a similar situation occurred in America? The initiators of such actions would be drowned in lawsuits about harassment and human rights violations.
By the way, the poor boys-students also felt uneasy during the ultrasound and other research and were desperately shy in front of half-dressed pregnant ladies.
The most interesting thing happened during my stay in the hospital at the end of May. At this time, the medical session began, and they came to take the exam in the field. I am glad that, entering the ward, they were still interested: Do you mind helping us?
Having learned what is included in the exam program (history taking, external examination, explanation of the diagnosis and therapeutic appointments), most of us didn’t really mind – at least some entertainment.
Two future doctors passed the exam on me, and one of them turned out to be an excellent student (we quickly decided on all the points and had a nice chat with him), and the second one was a poor student. In the latter case, it was hard.
Charter to see how the guy is suffering, I dictated all the necessary information under his record. After that, he ran a couple of times for a consultation with fellow students, and when the examination committee entered the ward, he closed his notebook and was precipitated.
To the question of the examiner about the diagnosis, he proudly stated: Preterm labor! (in fact, the threat of preterm birth). After that, a laughter was heard, and one of the doctors asked: “Has she already given birth?”.
In general, a visit to your ward by medical students can deliver pleasant moments, and it may be completely inappropriate. In the latter case, do not hesitate to protest loudly and claim violation of your rights. Agree, the rest and rest of a pregnant woman is truly sacred.