This was something that I really had to get over when I was a new grad. Now that I'm in icu I feel like the docs are a bit more receptive and respecting of the nurses, they value our input for the most part.
On the floor was a completely different story, I work in a large teaching hospital where (some not all) of the residents present with a god complex of sorts and a 'how dare this lowly nurse try to advise me' attitude. The difference between me now and me 3 years ago is I do not tolerate being belittled by arrogant docs anymore.
I can remember a time when I would call for something important and doc would basically speak to me like I was a child. That's something I will no longer accept, but it took a while before I was confident enough in my practice to tell them so.
One incident I remember occurred on another nurses patient around change of shift about 630. All the docs were coming onto the floor...long story short, i was sharing the room with this other nurse and walked in to see my patient. His roommate seemed..off, wasn't making much sense.
I poked my head into the hallway and asked the nurse 'is 30a ox3?' apparently he had been. I said we might need a rrt stroke alert, come see him. Resident walking down the hall says not to bother with rrt bc he's here to see patient. I didn't feel right about it so I called it anyway to get neuro on board. Rrt comes, neuro comes, resident throws me under bus saying that I overreacted and wasting time because patient was 'talking funny when he woke up' as he rolled his eyes like a teenager.
So at this point patient had come wandering out of his room and was basically walking into a wall..(think windup toy that hits a wall) yep that's normal. So end result, yep patient went to stat head ct and this nurse learned to never let belittling docs make me question my best judgement! Sorry this was so long