Doctors disrespect Male nurses. - page 3

Hi, I'm a male nursing student, and I was wondering whether this it true. Do Doctors in hospitals, male or female disrespect male nurses because they look at these males as dumb and not smart enough to become a doctor ? ... Read More

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    I have been at this for 17 years, and I've never had an issue with a doctor because of my gender. I butted heads with a couple because they were being jerks and not giving their patients proper care, but that is a different issue.

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    Quote from applewhitern
    I have been an RN for 23 years now, and I have never noticed any doctor disrespecting a male nurse, nor have I ever heard a male nurse say that he thought he was treated disrepectfully. Stop worrying. I doubt very seriously that any doctor is going to look at you and wonder why you weren't smart enough to be a doctor. Doctors have their own careers to deal with, and are not going to be concerned with yours! You will gain their respect in time. On the other hand, we have a lot of foreign doctors where I work, and I have noticed some of them do not respect female nurses. There is such a vast culture difference between the US and the countries where some of these doctors are from, and they seem to carry that with them. Females are not treated equally in some countries, as you know. I know several doctors who have sons that are RN's. We have lots of male nurses where I work.
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    And I believe as far as how competitive it is to get into nursing school, including the median GPA being ~3.8 for entering nursing students in my area, that I would say nurses getting in now could probably get into med school if they're not completely terrible at chemistry.
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    I think it is mostly the personality of the Dr. The different culture of many of the foreign Dr. are reserved. It takes a long time to get warmed up by them. I don't think that any Dr has a problem with a Male nurse unless they have a God complex than they have trouble with all nurses. I have only seen one of them in my 35 yrs. So when you have trouble with a Dr. just treat them like your good friend and most likely they will come around. Do what is neccessary for that Dr. No small talk except hi yes sir..blah blah. And never take it personally unless you know that it is!
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    Just remember this 'behind every good doctor is an even greater nurse'
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    Quote from Jimmyjuice
    Do doctors disrespect male nurses in general?
    No.

    (and I am typing this because I need to say more to make it longer than 5 characters)
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    I find doctors are actually more willing to teach me stuff than female nurses.
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    I have always felt that I was given more respect than female colleagues while working as an RN by providers, management, and patients...and even other staff nurses.

    As an NP I don't fight the same role resistance battle some of my female peers do, especially with staff RNs.


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