I feel so stupid - page 2

I got laughed at last night, by a doctor and by the previous shift charge nurse. It was quite embarrassing. What happened is a patient's parent had spoken to her private MD via phone, and this MD... Read More

  1. by   Race Mom
    Quote from rogramjet
    Don't feel bad. First of all the doctor shouldn't have acted that way, but they do...I don't know a nurse who hasn't been treated similarly by a doc. The charge nurse on the other hand needs to appologize. There is no call for that kind of behavior. I would tell her that and if you don't get results go to your supervisor. You are learning, and you were relaying a message from the primary.
    This seems to validate a doctor being rude, because that is what we expect and put up with. What makes the nurse any different that "there is no call for that kind of behavior and SHE needs to appologize?" If you don't expect it from a doctor, than how can you demand it from a nurse? The way I read it, they both had the same response. If nothing changes, everything stays the same.
    Woogy
  2. by   rogramjet
    Woogy you are right, we shouldn't have to put up with it. We had a nurse manager that told us that if a doc ever treated us like that to tell her and she would get right in that docs face. We really miss her.

    Quote from Woogy
    This seems to validate a doctor being rude, because that is what we expect and put up with. What makes the nurse any different that "there is no call for that kind of behavior and SHE needs to appologize?" If you don't expect it from a doctor, than how can you demand it from a nurse? The way I read it, they both had the same response. If nothing changes, everything stays the same.
    Woogy

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