Hello ladies and gentleman,
I have a question/concern. I started a few months ago in the MICU. I have been picking up overtime shifts on both days and nights. A few weeks ago while I was working a day shift, a physician came up to me and said he needed to talk to me about a patient I had. He asked me questions and I insisted I did not have the patient he was talking about. He told me he was head of a specific committee in the hospital and needed my phone number to discuss the patient still. I shook my head no and stated I could only give him my email. I felt uncomfortable and took this to a few of my superiors. I asked if this was normal to ask for my number since he stated he was "head of the committee". They all stated no, and how it was inappropriate. This doctor makes me feel uncomfortable and I have stated that. He heard through the "grapevine" of this and told another another charge nurse if I continue to say he was being inappropriate with me he would take action against me. I don't feel like what I did was wrong since I was just asking if this was normal, even though I believe it was inappropriate. I have learned I will not ask these questions in front of other people since I now know the game of telephone will be played. I took myself off all day shifts because I feel uncomfortable working them now. What are your thoughts and what would you do?