Introduction: Many sources in history that exist, which indicate that men have already been caregivers in the past. Nowadays the number of graduated males in nursing is increasing. Such are the facts from the year 2006 – 2016, where the percentage of males increased to 17%. As health workers we get in touch with patients (physically and psychologically). This contact is often described with words, such as intimate space, dignity and closeness. Purpose: The purpose is to study the relationship between patients and health workers with the emphasis on patient's point of view on the interventions into his/her intimate space and dignity. Methods: Two methods were used in diploma work. First was short literature review, the second was the empirical research. The survey consisted of 6 questions about uncomfortable experiences at medical examinations and the influence of the health worker's gender while providing intimate care. Respondents were organized into groups while taking the demographic data into account (gender, age and education). There were age groups made from the age of 18 onwards. Results: There were 161 respondents in total (98 women and 63 men). The majority was located in the age group 18-29, the most frequent level of education was finished secondary school. The most frequent answer about the last uncomfortable medical examination respondents chose is physical examination (45%). Answers about inappropriate health worker's behaviour must not be overlooked (20%), 31% of respondents had no such experience respectively. The answers about the most uncomfortable experience were organised into three groups: primary (41%), secondary (19%) and tertiary health system (13%). Respondents trust doctors and nurses the most when discussing personal (intimate) issues. 52% of respondents thought that physical examination is the most uncomfortable. 42% of all respondents answered that they should receive help from the caregiver of the same gender. 51% of all respondents chose the answer I don't care. Discussion and conclusion: The number of male nurses is increasing. While taking care of patients we need to remember how to approach them, because it is the significant indicator of the good nurse-patient relationship.