Medical Office Artwork

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Medical Office Artwork

Do you think it's appropriate for a doctor or dentist to have a nude hanging in his office?

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I recently went to the urologist. I had my girls with me (they usually are). There was an anatomically correct poster of a naked man. It was labeled with all the parts and reason for an illness. It was embarrassing to explain to my girls but not a big deal. The posters can help.
I have seen similar posters at my OB' s office only for woman.

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I dont worry about nudes, whether they are art or for information. But we are very open about nudity here

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It makes more sense to have an informative poster, like this is the urethra, bladder, penis, vagina, vulva, etc. But I wouldn't be bothered if there was an art piece of a naked woman laying on a lounge. I probably would just sit there and compare her boobs to mine or something, lol. I feel like it would make sense for that type of painting to be in the doctor's personal office space but whatevs.

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Okay, I feel like a prude then.

There could never be anything embarrassing about a medical information poster in a doctor's office.

But this is not that. It's an erotic nude of a woman with her pubic hair on display (which I don't think is legal in this country anyway!) and it's a dentist. It is also a pediatric dentist.

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"blather" wrote:

Okay, I feel like a prude then.

There could never be anything embarrassing about a medical information poster in a doctor's office.

But this is not that. It's an erotic nude of a woman with her pubic hair on display (which I don't think is legal in this country anyway!) and it's a dentist. It is also a pediatric dentist.

LOL okay that's weird. I def think that painting should just be in the dentist's personal work office then.

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"blather" wrote:

Okay, I feel like a prude then.

There could never be anything embarrassing about a medical information poster in a doctor's office.

But this is not that. It's an erotic nude of a woman with her pubic hair on display (which I don't think is legal in this country anyway!) and it's a dentist. It is also a pediatric dentist.

LOL okay that's weird. I def think that painting should just be in the dentist's personal work office then.

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"blather" wrote:

But this is not that. It's an erotic nude of a woman with her pubic hair on display (which I don't think is legal in this country anyway!) and it's a dentist. It is also a pediatric dentist.

That is different than the medical poster than I had in mind.

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"blather" wrote:

Okay, I feel like a prude then.

There could never be anything embarrassing about a medical information poster in a doctor's office.

But this is not that. It's an erotic nude of a woman with her pubic hair on display (which I don't think is legal in this country anyway!) and it's a dentist. It is also a pediatric dentist.

That is just weird.

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No problem with an informative poster.

At a medical professional's office I would feel weird about an artistic nude picture up. The same picture would not necessarily bother me at a gallery, restaurant or other type of office.

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"Danifo" wrote:

No problem with an informative poster.

At a medical professional's office I would feel weird about an artistic nude picture up. The same picture would not necessarily bother me at a gallery, restaurant or other type of office.

How about at a pediatric dentist's office?

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Hmmm...not sure how I feel. At the very least, it would surprise me as most doctor's offices around here have pictures of the beach and ships it seems. The kid's doctor's have kid art.

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"freddieflounder101" wrote:

How about at a pediatric dentist's office?

I consider a pediatric dentist to be a medical professional so I would consider it weird. Just like the picture may be ok at a restaurant but creepy at a children's playspace.

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Yeah, a nude at a pediatric dentist office is just weird.

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I think it's weird enough that I wouldn't take my kids there after that first time. It shows very poor judgement and decision-making. If the people in that office think something like that is acceptable, what else? Not sterilizing tools? :shock: