doctors treatment of nurses?? - page 4

Does anyone work where the doctor's actually treat the nurses well? You know, friendly considerate etc. In my 18 years as a nurse I have worked in two different hospitals where the docs were actually... Read More

  1. by   splitpeas1
    Hey does anyone know of any good nursing schools in nyc i mean which are easy to get into ?
  2. by   aloevera
    Our Docs are professional, friendly, and great to work with.....of course, they are psychiatrists so that might be the reason !!!!

    Our staff MD's are completely different, they can be quite rude, demanding and totally different then the psych docs.
  3. by   WindyhillBSN
    I remember how hard nursing school was, sometimes I wonder if they're rude b/c of all of those tough years of school, and maybe the job's not what they thought it would be, and they feel stuck?
  4. by   aloevera
    Quote from WindyHill
    I remember how hard nursing school was, sometimes I wonder if they're rude b/c of all of those tough years of school, and maybe the job's not what they thought it would be, and they feel stuck?

    Nawwwww, they get respect, pts. look up to them (Dr's think they are God, Surgeons know it) get to intimidate staff, great hours, long vacations, loads of money, etc, etc, etc.....need I say more?
  5. by   CRNA2BKY
    Yep, except for the great hours. Many doc's I know work 70-80+ hours per week. One doc that I was talk to recently (who happened to be one of the really nice doc's) were talking about flying airplanes. I told him I could teach him how, but he said that even though he always wanted to learn to fly, he worked so much he was always tired and wouldn't feel safe. He works 80 hour weeks usually.
  6. by   aloevera
    We work long hours, too, but don't mistreat staff and pts.
    (at least I hope we don't)
  7. by   CRNA2BKY
    Oh I am not making any excuses for doc's bad behavior. I certainly am not blaming their rudeness on long hours. I am just saying that with all the perks they have, working good hours is not one of them. Many work far more hours than most nurses do. However, this is indeed no excuse to be rude to people.
  8. by   sailing9734
    I have been an RN for 34 years, I have been cussed at, yelled at, and seen objects thrown at nurses by physicians. Until we stand on our on as nurses "united" which we have never been physicians will never respect us. Nurses have done damage to their own profession and this sadden me as part of what makes me tick is nursing.
  9. by   sailing9734
    Doctors are rude only because we allow them to be rude!
  10. by   CRNA2BKY
    If a doc ever threw anything at me, or abused me in any way, I would immediately call the police and have him arrested for assault and battery. If nurses would start pressing charges against doc's, maybe they would get a clue that they can't abuse nurses and get away with it.
  11. by   aloevera
    Quote from nurse2bKY
    Oh I am not making any excuses for doc's bad behavior. I certainly am not blaming their rudeness on long hours. I am just saying that with all the perks they have, working good hours is not one of them. Many work far more hours than most nurses do. However, this is indeed no excuse to be rude to people.
    understood....agreed....but some have very good hours....the psychiatrists at my facility work from 9-5....the medical docs work from 10 AM- about 3-4 PM......great hours......
  12. by   lamazeteacher
    Quote from nurse2bKY
    I totally agree. The first time a doc say's I'm stupid, I will stand up to him and give him a moment of pause to reconsider his verbal abuse. I have seen a number of doc's be totally unprofessional, and it irks me to no end how unprofessional this industry can be. When I was an airline pilot, it was rare to see anything but pure professionalism out of everyone.
    When you dignify behavior that is inappropriate, with a response you encourage that type of thing. Ignore it, and it goes away.

    I must say that flight crews with whom I've been have always been cooperative and professional. Why would you leave that for nursing? The pay isn't as good, and the hours are longer....
    In our profession there is more than ample opportunity for insults - from patients to techs to other professionals. If this would upset you to the point of confronting the offending individual, don't go into it!
  13. by   kafene
    I don't know if ignoring would work with me. First "offense", sure. Second? MAYBE, but by the third, you definitely haven't gotten the body cues and it needs to be dealt with... Luckily, I'm a student who hasn't had a bad doctor.. yet.

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