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Old August 20 2010, 03:55 PM   #6
VBurd2128
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Re: Star Trek: Sigils and Unions--"Shared Practices"

Gul Re'jal wrote: View Post
You caught the different approach to a patient in different culture perfectly. My first visit to a doctor here in Asia, after moving from Europe, was a shock. I was like a Cardassian examined by a Federation doctor. He asked me for permission to examine me, he explained clearly he would have to touch me directly and made sure several times I understood that.
That's great and I wish more doctors were like that. Nothing is more awkward and uncomfortable than being poked and/or prodded and/or grabbed without adequate warning by a doctor.
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