doctors treatment of nurses?? - page 5

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   aznurse1
    Here's the deal... Go to any medical site and see if the doctors are worrying about how the nurses feel about anything. This is your answer, the doctors do not contribute to the relationship with nurses. It is all about the nurse. If the nurse is nice, the doctor will be nice most of the time. The doctor will not tolerate anything but nice behavior from the nurse, because you are an "employee" of his/hers and that is your job. The nurse must do all the work in the relationship, the physician will not take any ownership/investment in the relationship.
  2. by   Hilinenursegrl
    I work in a small ER at and IHS hospital. ALL of the doctors are very friendly and open to nurses suggestions. In fact a couple come in after seeing the pt and say "This is my plan.....what do you think?" I love the respect along with the comradery-sp- that all the staff have for one another.
  3. by   aloevera
    Quote from angrynurse
    Here's the deal... Go to any medical site and see if the doctors are worrying about how the nurses feel about anything. This is your answer, the doctors do not contribute to the relationship with nurses. It is all about the nurse. If the nurse is nice, the doctor will be nice most of the time. The doctor will not tolerate anything but nice behavior from the nurse, because you are an "employee" of his/hers and that is your job. The nurse must do all the work in the relationship, the physician will not take any ownership/investment in the relationship.
    I must agree with this post, angrynurse.....it seems to be that way now that I think about it.....you do get treated as you treat them, it seems...but isn't that the way it is with anyone????? if you ruffle anyone's feathers, they will get defensive back at ya...... and yes, it is more prominent with the docs.....
  4. by   NCRN0802
    I have experienced some real jerks as far as Dr's go. But I have definitely experienced alot more angry, rude, disenchanted nurses.
  5. by   menetopali
    Quote from angrynurse
    Here's the deal... Go to any medical site and see if the doctors are worrying about how the nurses feel about anything. This is your answer, the doctors do not contribute to the relationship with nurses. It is all about the nurse. If the nurse is nice, the doctor will be nice most of the time. The doctor will not tolerate anything but nice behavior from the nurse, because you are an "employee" of his/hers and that is your job. The nurse must do all the work in the relationship, the physician will not take any ownership/investment in the relationship.
    while i agree that most docs don't care what the nurse thinks of them, frankly i don't really care what the doc thinks of me either. i am not employed by a physician, i am employed by a hospital. the physician is a contractor in my hospital and is permitted to see patients in my hospital and then bill for work done separately from the hospital. as a staff nurse every hospital that i worked in (with one glaring exception) had this approach - the nurse was a hospital employee and the physician was a contractor, we were professional towards each other and with rare exception we got along just fine. when that exception happened, in all but one hospital - nursing management stood up for the nurse and made it very clear that physicians are privileged to see patients, not privileged to abuse nurses. as a manager i have gone toe-to-toe with two physicians and a nurse practitioner for treating my staff poorly and in all three cases the behavior improved. now, i left the one hospital that allowed physicians to act poorly towards nurses because the management cowered to the whims of the physician - i would recommend that you file a formal grievance against a physician if he creates a poor working environment (ie calling a nurse "stupid" because he can't write clearly) and leave any facility that allows such bad behavior from any contractor.

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