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Have you ever been mistaken for a doctor?
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ThePrincessBride | 10,703 Views | 49 Comments
So, I have heard some stories of female doctors being mistaken for nurses...so I was wondering this: have you, as a male nurse, been mistaken for a doctor?...
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A 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!!
0 Nov 23, '11
This 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 =)
I 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!
experienced 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....
All the time unfortunately.
0 Dec 11, '11
Yup, 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.
Yep, happens all the time :icon_roll
My 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.
I get called so many things I don't bother keeping track ;-)
Heaps, 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.