Have you ever been mistaken for a doctor? - Page 5Register Today!
- Nov 23, '11 by Positive AttitudeA million times, especially since I've been out of uniform!
Sometimes it's helpful if a patient is disoriented: they sometimes take more notice of a "doctor" than a nurse!!
- Nov 23, '11 by EMT-newbieThis should be combined with the "male nurses with beards" thread, I wager you'd get a really high correlation between +beards and +doctor recognition hits on that study =)
- Dec 1, '11 by VinniesguyI used to work in aged care facility in England. Quite often the female nurses would ask me to pretend to a doctor in order together confused residents to take their meds!
- Dec 1, '11 by Hidden_Identityexperienced it before when im doing my hospital RLE (related learning experience) in one of the government hospital here....an old lady keep on saying "doc i have this and i have that...etc"....then i keep on saying too "I'm not a doctor Mam"....maybe because im wearing white uniform and stethos in hand thats why she think i'm a doctor....
- Dec 10, '11 by NP JoelAll the time unfortunately.
- Dec 11, '11 by brainkandy87Yup, happens all the time, especially if I go in to help a female nurse with a pt. Usually I'll say the female nurse is the Doc, just to throw her and the pt off.
- Dec 11, '11 by jimthorpYep, happens all the time :icon_roll
- Dec 11, '11 by ChuckeRNMy patients call me "Doc" all the time. Of course where I work, - a State Prison - the term is a sign of respect and not my title.
- Dec 12, '11 by K.P.A.I get called so many things I don't bother keeping track ;-)
- Dec 12, '11 by Fah.ChiefHeaps, they probably thought I was an intern (I mean I'm only 25)...and that's how I got called 'doc' by the nurses, whilst the doctors get called by their first names. funny that.