I have been having an issue communicating with doctors at my inner city community hospital MICU, that is also a teaching hospital. With our patient population, I am just getting over how patients expect me to care about them when most do not seem to care about themselves. My issue now if with the interns and residents. They talk to staff like they don't know anything and feel like RNs are 'playing doctor' when they question the MDs plan of care. How do I improve my communication skills (I get easily frustrated with them and their lack of action for critical issues and over reaction for noncritical pts)? How can I express myself more clearly and not get as frustrated? I really am at a loss and am really not enjoying being a nurse as much anymore. Thanks in advance.