Do you always document what the physician tells you in quotes? For example we have a physician that often at night will say "leave the patient alone and don't call me anymore." This is pretty much the reply even when calling with something critical like an elevated troponin.
Other times this same physician will say things like are you stupid? Or are you even a nurse? This is not necessarily a problem between this physician and I, as he's only done this to me once, but happens frequently to a lot of nurses on our unit regardless of skill level.
I was always taught to chart what the physician says in quotes to cover my own butt. There has been an issue lately though where management has been telling the nurses not to chart these things. Advice please?