armyicurn, BSN 4,356 Views
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Reminds me of the hospital when, despite introducing myself AND writing my name on the marker board, patients would holler "NURSE!!"
I always wanted to answer back, "yes, patient?"
I feel that often our students aren't learning even basic manners at home. One student would come in and shout "INHALER!" (He takes it QD before recess.) I answered with "excuse me? Is that how you ask?" Now he says "inhaler, please!" LOL! I'll take it.
Same as last year. An unstable cardiac in the hallway & shortstaffed.
I've had a lot more patients saying something to that effect lately. My standard line is "I'm a nurse, not a concierge."
I would deflect it back onto them with some sort of phrase such as; Happiness is an inside job. Don't assign anyone else that much power over your life.
IMO, it's not even "your job" to make them healthy; for some people that's an impossible, unattainable goal (and there's only so much we can do to undo the damage people have done to themselves). Our job is to provide nursing care, end of story. Happiness and health are up to the individuals.
Most ERs aren't like this since most providers have seen the ship sink. Smaller ERs have some providers that are still ******. However, the larger ones that I work in the physicians and nurses get along great because we need each other when **** goes bad.
Statements such as this are a form of bullying. He should be reported. Is your manager aware? He must have a very low self esteem and thinks little of him self and his profession to say such disgusting comments.
I'd bring in a bunch of bananas and hand them to him. If his behavior continued I'd call HR in a heart beat.
Report them to HR
I think the problem is that too many people use their JOB to identify their status/position in society to others. I don't care how much schooling you've gone through or what type of degree you hold; when you are working for someone else, you are making THEM money and you do not own your work. Self-employment gets you out of this status holding pattern of always needing another degree to rise up and work over someone else. This doc's inferiority complex is coming out bright and clear. He has to "put others in their place" in order to feel good about what he does: working long, long hours fixing others for no other status than to say "I'm a doctor," and get the respect that he can't find otherwise. EGO goes a long way in covering up our inadequacies. I don't think you need to say a damn thing because this guy embarrasses himself daily.
The moral of this tale: do not use your job position to determine your worth.
"are you always this pleasant or did you have to practice? Being a monkey is far preferable to being a rather ginormous pratt/jack ass"
OP did not specify any race.
I would tell this doctor that he needed to provide medications and care to the patient since I am a monkey.
Document every little thing and take it HR along with your hostile work environment complaint. The more who do this the better, this is completely unacceptable.
Thanks. Had to come with something that was within TOS. Thought rectal sphincter might have been too descriptive.
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