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- Oct 20, '05 by Angie O'Plasty, RNI would seriously have to hope that my lightning-fast reflexes did not kick in, causing me to deck the SOB right then and there.
- Oct 20, '05 by SFCardiacRNI was verbally abused by an ortho surgeon and have refused assignment to his room ever since. I feel sorry for the nurses who have to work with him but I feel it is partially their fault because they have let him get away with it for many years.
- Oct 20, '05 by DaytoniteI had a doctor who was standing in front of me while I was notifying him of a decision made by the assistant administrator of nursing double up his fists. He was red in the face and his body stiffened up. What did I do? I took one or two steps backward immediately. I would have kept backing up too if he had walked forward. He did listen to what I had to tell him and did was he was told to do. I was criticized by other nurses who were at the "scene" who said that by stepping backwards I was submitting to his power and that I should have stood up to him. No way, I told them. I was protecting myself from possibly getting slugged! I wrote it up and he got his hands slapped by the Chief of Surgery eventually. Oh, by the way, I was a nursing supervisor at the time and the doctor was upset because another doctor was allowed to take a patient in to the delivery room for a C-section in the middle of the night ahead of him. His argument was that he had called ahead and told them to have a surgical team standing by for an emergency C-section. By the time he got to the hospital another OB emergency ensued and another woman was having her C-section at the time this angry MD arrived. He actually said to me, "I asked for the delivery room first." When I called the assistant administrator of nursing who was my on-call contact person, she couldn't believe he was saying something like that. It took a call to the Chief of OB to calm this guy down.
- Oct 20, '05 by TweetyNo. I would use self-defense whatever that would entail. Then I would press charges.
I've never seen it happen.
- Oct 20, '05 by peter the NurseMD's are cautious while talking to men Nurses coz
Newton's 3rd law of motion "every action has equal and opposite reaction":angryfire .
- Oct 20, '05 by tencatA male M.D. better be cautious if physically threatening to this 'female' because my knee would make contact with his groin very quickly.
- Oct 20, '05 by fergus51Fortunately it's never happened to me (I even had a doc DEFEND me from a man once).... but if it ever did, a quick call to the police followed by an attorney would be in order
- Oct 20, '05 by LELWell said Fergus 51
- Oct 20, '05 by 1TulipIt's never happened to me. But a nurse I knew was clipped on the head and cut when an MD had a tantrum and threw a metal chart at her. She did EXACTLY the right thing. Forget the nursing supervisor. Screw the hospital administration. Don't even bother with the chiefs of service. She got on the phone and called the police and filed felony assault and battery charges!!! The doc was cuffed and arrested. He had to post bail. He faced a real live prosecutor. I think he copped a plea to a lesser charge because he didn't lose his license permanently (mores the pity.) Don't you reckon that from then on all the doctors were very polite to all the nurses in that place? You bet they were. Brought a new level of civility to nursing practice.