On the Canadian island of Vancouver a family medicine specialist has confessed in court that, well, yeah, come to think of it, he really did hide his camera phone in the clinic’s bathroom. He sorta wanted to catch a view of his lady staff using the potty. What’s wrong with that?
Dr Mark D Thiessen was convicted on January 5 of “secretly recording nudity in a private place”, after he set up his cell phone to record the bathroom activities of the women he worked with, back in 2015. So he was sentenced to the whopping punishment of 12 months probation for his crime, which occurred at the Saanich Medical Clinic. Then he went back to work.
The British Columbia College of Surgeons, which is the Canadian equivalent to a state medical board in the U.S., decided it would be a wise move to allow this stethoscope scallywag to keep his medical license, with the caveat that the doctor have a babysitter in the room whenever he examines a female patient with no clothes on.
That oughta teach him. No word on whether his medical staff stayed with him.
Now, you’re gonna love what a so-called medical morals expert has to say. Doctor Eike Kluge, an ethics professor at the University of Victoria, told the Canadian media that, just because the doctor wanted to see his lady staff naked, that doesn’t mean that either he or medical authorities, should have to tell patients what he did. After all, he wasn’t trying to film them. Why let the citizenry in on the fact that their doc happens to tilt 3 degrees on the pervert meter?
Wingnut Kluge says that British Columbia has a “doctor shortage” so they need to keep this guy around. Yeah, that’s a brainy idea.
We wonder if Kluge’s wife would want Thiessen as her frisky fissission.
Here’s another look at this particular clinical cretinism: