Doctor/Nurse relationships

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    I am very dissapointed by how nurses are treated by doctors. I recently started a new job where I get a first hand look at this (I am only a student) and it is very depressing. They are talked down to and just seem like glorified order takers. I am suprised the doctors don't expect them to go pick up their take out lunch for pete's sake.:deadhorse

    Are there nice docs out there or am I just seeing the cranky, power trippy ones?? YIKES!!!:stone
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    There are a lot of nice docs out there. I work with plenty
    Lizzy6 likes this.
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    Most of the docs I work with come in, see their patients, spend time with the chart and go away. They aren't arrogant or mean in anyway. I just wish they would ask me about their patient, rather than just read the chart.
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    Quote from thrashej
    I am very dissapointed by how nurses are treated by doctors. I recently started a new job where I get a first hand look at this (I am only a student) and it is very depressing. They are talked down to and just seem like glorified order takers. I am suprised the doctors don't expect them to go pick up their take out lunch for pete's sake.:deadhorse

    Are there nice docs out there or am I just seeing the cranky, power trippy ones?? YIKES!!!:stone
    At my place of employment, it's about 50/50: jerks and so-so MD's. There is one who is very courteous. He is always polite to the nurses, patients, and their families. Very nice guy.
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    There are always going to be good docs and bad docs. That said, most respond best to nurses who are to the point, concise with their assessments and yes some actually take advise from a nurse. The mistake many nurses make, IMHO, is when giving a report to a doc either in person or on the phone, they do not have the information handy to reliably report a condition, or they ramble so much that the whole issue is confusing. Some docs, once you get to know their style, are really pretty cool people, not just docs.
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    Quote from thrashej
    I am very dissapointed by how nurses are treated by doctors. I recently started a new job where I get a first hand look at this (I am only a student) and it is very depressing. They are talked down to and just seem like glorified order takers. I am suprised the doctors don't expect them to go pick up their take out lunch for pete's sake.:deadhorse

    Are there nice docs out there or am I just seeing the cranky, power trippy ones?? YIKES!!!:stone
    Not everyone's like that, only a few...But there are a lot more bit**ier nurse that any given nurse will encounter than a doc.
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    Quote from hrtprncss
    Not everyone's like that, only a few...But there are a lot more bit**ier nurse that any given nurse will encounter than a doc.
    Oh I SO AGREE with that!!!
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    Where I worked it was "departemental". The cardiologists were jerks, as were the infectous disease and most of the surgeons.

    I worked in ER and the ER docs were fabulous!!!!!!
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    Relationships are a two way street.

    I have the relationship that I want to have with any particular person based on the way I carry myself, speak to that person, etc. They can have whatever relationship they want to with me. In other words, I can be professional even if the other person is not.
    ilikeicetea likes this.
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    I work with some wonderful docs, both my emergency med docs and the local private docs.


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