Hi! I have a question. I am currently a nursing student working on my pre-req. I work in an extremely busy internal medicine practice as a medical secretary/medical assistant. My question is, how do nurses or even other medical personnal handle a doctor that treats you like dirt?
I know that to even be the medical field you have to have "broad shoulders" but what is the fine line between showing respect or just plain humuliation? My doctor loves to put me in my place and push me around. I think he really finds pleasure in this. Am I being too sensitive? Internally it just tells me I am a whimp and I can't take criticism--how can I handle being a nurse
Thanks for your support
Mar 24, '03
You are not a wimp.
You are being bullied by your "boss." All doctors are not this way, but still there are some out there who would take great delight in making nurses feel inferior.
This is abuse!It is also ILLEGAL. Check out this site.
Last edit by P_RN on Mar 24, '03
Mar 25, '03
Or to respond in a somewhat less tactful way:
Your question: "disrespect or am I just a whimp?" can be most directly answered, "Yes, it is disrespect, and yes, you are a wimp--at least so far."
Last edit by sjoe on Mar 25, '03