Originally posted by Norske:
I have a question regarding chronic and continued verbal abuse by a doctor. Although, it has happened to me personally, this doctor verbally abuses every female nurse who calls him whether at his office or at his home. His standard phrase is, "Don't ever call me again with such an idiotic question," or "Who are you to question my order, I wrote it the way I want it."
I don't care what you call this man with, whether requesting clarification on an order, or medication orders, anything is grounds for verbal abuse. I have complained to administration, and all I hear is "Well, that's just Dr. so-and-so, he's just like that, don't take it personally." It's hard not to take it personally when he tells you how stupid you are to even be calling him. I know some nurses will just not subject themselves to his abuse, and not call him when they really need to be.
Any suggestions on what to do in this situation? I'd appreciate any comments at all. Thanks.
i think you should take it a little personally i had a problem with believe it or not
a psychiatrist he felt the need to scream at me so loudly other staff made a quick exit
i tried hard to reason with him then i finally said to him you dont have to scream there
is nothing wrong with my hearing he yelled even louder "i will continue to scream at
you until i get through to you" i replied i am not perceptually impaired and had not
1 intention of enduring anymore abuse from him he knew the game was up i wasnt
gonna take it i also told him that i had no idea what history book he slithered out of
but i am an educated registered nurse not his slave of secretary and i refused to
compromise on respect i felt should have been given simply because i am a human
being never mind collegue or anything else... he wrote up the incident i spoke with
whom i needed to speak with and took it all the way to the top he has never offered
an applolgy which i have always felt that he should have but he has been much
tamer...outright decent to me it will never change my opinion of him....but he is at
least nursing station broken.....a man of his supposed education and psych skill
should have known better than to treat nurses badly......