Both patients and doctors can feel uncomfortable when undergoing examinations or assessments. The genitourinary organ is a vital part of the body. It is important to create an environment where both patients and practitioners feel comfortable. These are three methods to creating such an atmosphere:
- Create a rapport With the Patient Creating a psychologically comfortable environment requires that you build a relationship with your patient. Establishing trust can help practitioners make patients feel relaxed and at ease during an examination. It is crucial to show empathy and actively listen to the patient’s concerns, making them feel heard and understood.
- Information that is concise and clear Before an examination, the practitioner should inform the patient in a concise and clear manner about what will happen, the anticipated outcome, and how the procedure works. The patient will feel prepared and more at ease. The practitioner should explain the steps of the exam as it is performed, so that the patient does not get caught off guard.
- Privacy and modesty are essential during genitourinary exam. Practitioners must ensure the patient does not feel uncomfortable and isn’t exposed while the examination takes place. In order to maintain dignity and ensure comfort, it’s important that patients are provided with gowns or other covers. Practitioners should also ensure that the examination room has proper ventilation, lighting, and temperature to ensure the patient’s comfort.
It is important to create an atmosphere that allows both the patient and practitioner to feel comfortable during genitourinary exams. This can be achieved by practitioners by building rapport with patients, giving clear, concise information and maintaining privacy during examinations. The steps below will allow patients to feel relaxed and comfortable during an examination.