Health-related embarrassment

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Medical help may in some instances be accompanied by embarrassment.

Features[edit]

The source of this embarrassment or its range can vary from person to person. For some the embarrassment heightens when confronted by specific characteristics, such as a doctor of the opposite sex,[1] while for others, the scope of their embarrassment may be exhaustive regardless of the social or peer group dynamics.[2] For others, the embarrassment factor may be overarching, especially when at a disadvantaged socioeconomic situation, for example one who needs financial assistance to obtain medical help.[3] In these scenarios the embarrassment may be duplicated due to a possible scenario wherein they are to be examined by both a doctor and perhaps if underage, a parent,[4] or if an adult of low socioeconomic circumstances, perhaps a social worker.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ghosh, Partha (2005). Transcultural Geriatrics: Caring for the Elderly of Indo-Asian Origin. p. 32.
  2. ^ McVary, Kevin (2010). Contemporary Treatment of Erectile Dysfunction: A Clinical Guide. p. 69.
  3. ^ Medical Group Management Journal - Volumes 38-39 - Page 40, 1991
  4. ^ Robin, Arthur (1998). ADHD in Adolescents: Diagnosis and Treatment. p. 315.
  5. ^ Kent, Bessie (2014). Social Work Supervision in Practice. p. 25.