Thursday, April 17, 2008

The strange things about nursing school

Before going to nursing school I studied acting and the one thing that continues to amaze me is the different attitudes people have about the human body. When I studied acting people were so comfortable with their bodies and those of other people. It wasn't all that unusual for people to walk around the school getting changed and there were even classes where nudity wasn't considered out of place.

Cut to a few years later and nursing school and the level of comfort people have with bodies is so different. While studying acting I never once heard somebody go "ewww, I have to touch somebody", however at nursing school I have lost count of the people that have said "ewww, you mean I have to touch them"...

1 comment:

Renee said...

You'd think squeamishness would be for prissy actor types instead of nursing types! Wacky. Arty types also seem to have more veg*ns among their number, too... do they? I think so... the oddities of the world.