Australian Student Doctors Perform Unauthorised Anal And Gential Examinations On Drugged Patients
The medical journal, Medical Education says students had “no qualms” about conducting an anal examination on a female patient because what with her being unconscious.
In another incident, an anaesthetised man was subjected to rectal examinations from a “queue” of medical students.
A student bears testimony:
“I was in theatre, the patient was under a spinal (anaesthetic) as well and there was a screen up and they just had a queue of medical students doing a rectal examination. [He] wasn’t consented but because … you’re in that situation, you don’t have the confidence to say ‘no’ you just do it.”
File under: one more thing to worry about in hospital.