I am a Rn, BSN. I need advice PLEASE on my boyfriends mother who i have ran out of ideas in dealing with her politely. She is a medical assistant and thinks MA stands for medical advice. My problems are whenever i take my daughter to the doctor she is ALWAYS second guessing the doctors orders example: My daughter had a mild allergic reaction to Cefzil, she broke out in hives (no breathing difficulty). The dr put her on Pednisone and told me to continue benadryl. She freaked out and told me not to give her the two together because they are the same drug ;( Then she called my daughter's pediatrician and questioned her! I was so embarrassed when they called me. I have tried to tell her nicely to butt out but she insist on giving me medical advice and had the nerve to tell me that she would never want to be a nurse because she would gain weight sitting on her butt all day!! She works in a doctors office (uh um) should i just come out and tell her off or should i continue to ignore the rude comments about my career and listen to her doctor me and my family. (by that i mean she thinks if my boyfriend coughs he needs an antibiotic and brings him samples when he tells her Jen said i shouldnt take an antibiotic everytime i get a little cold she says "What does she think she is a doctor?" really advice im out of ideas.
Respect is very much a two way street. Obviously, she has very little for you as a nurse OR as a person. So...
...she thinks if my boyfriend coughs he needs an antibiotic and brings him samples...
Tell her that if she does that again, you'll call her
boss (where she got the samples, ie theft) AND the state and tell them that she's been practicing medicine (prescribing & dispensing) without a license and they can have her arrested. Of course, she may never speak to you again, but if that were the case, I don't think you'll be losing out on much anyway.
Last edit by Emergency RN on Apr 9, '11