Hi there..I've been a nurse for 6 years and have worked in nephrology, medicine, surgical and now in GI/Endoscopy. I am new to the GI unit and have been learning the different procedures and am enjoying it. My biggest issue is dealing with the many different doctors and their personalities. I feel they can be rude and impatient and I seem to take it personally and cannot shake it sometimes. I understand they are busy, but I am unsure as to why the need to be disrespectful which makes it hard to be a part of the team. I ask questions when I am unsure and always grab someone if I need help with something, instead of winging it for the safety of the patient. These docs I am referring to are not interns or fellows, but the docs who have been in practice for decades. I just wish they would appreciate my willingness to learn and be supportive instead of saying things like "grab someone who knows what they are doing" or get angry in front of the patient. I love my hospital and not all the doctors are like this. I was just curious if anyone had a similar experience and any advice on how not too dwell on this and move on??
On another note, I am also working very seasoned nurses and my 6 years is peanuts compared to them, but I am confident in my nursing skills as I continue to learn and progress in GI. Some of them however I feel are not supportive and and give off the vibe that I don't know anything..I know this happens in many offices/hopsitals, but I seem to take it personally and want to be respected. I love being a nurse, and the longer I continue in GI the better I will get (like any new job)! Thanks guys!