MD screaming at RN's in front of patients regularly - page 5

by AtivanIM 7,030 Views | 48 Comments

I currently work with an Psych MD that is also the Medical Director of a psych unit. I've never met such a rude doctor in my life! I'm a pretty new nurse and have only been working at the hospital for less than 6 months. She... Read More


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    Scream back, about nothing in particular.
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    Quote from AtivanIM
    What would you do?
    Have you ever been insulted to a similar degree?
    I am a 10 year Paramedic an Fairly new Nurse...Nurses take lip from no one.

    First lets start with, she is not signing your checks....nor is she the CNO or CEO...

    Next time she opens her fat trap, put your best puzzled look on and look around the room as if your trying to locate whom she is speaking to in such a fashion.

    Her tyrant is purely tolerated, as i say..you play with fire you will get burned....

    SImply give her a taste of her own medicine & don't take her $hi!...you learned in communication that confrontation is a well used strategy.

    You are being generous, I would have her on paper to the Board of Medicine in her state along with whomever doesn't rain on her parade in management..

    She can not simply create a hostile environment because her cotton is slightly moist today...

    SIMPLY PUT....SHES WANT TO BE A ***** WELL NURSES WERE BORN TO *****'S
    FORMULATE A PLAN AND KNOCK HER OFF HER HORSE SHE IS ONLY THE MEDICAL DIRECTOR
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    Since I've delt with many situations in the past, I'm pretty well versed on how to be passive-agressive without it being led back to me. I just wasn't comfortable before, but with EVERY single nurse that has replied to my post is in aggreance, I have hatched a plan....
    Without too many details, it's basically going to be a way of showing her all the consequences of her behavior that can affect her professionally. Do I think this will stop the behavior, nope! But, I do think it will have her absolutely furious that anyone dare point out her problem, quite blatently, and be unable to pin-point the individual who so generously brought it to her attention. This, in turn, will make her do something that cannot be ignored.
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    Quote from Paul'in'FL
    Also my experience with those in this field....not wrapped too tightly, and

    quite prone to "self-medicate" with RX's and booze. This is ASSAULT, at least where I live.
    I've been fortunate enough not to encounter this often. But now that I'm 65 I just tell it how I see it.
    A surgeon lit into me because I was giving someone a break. Just told him that if he needed a drink that badly, just go to his locker and take care of business - I wouldn't breathe a word. You all don't have to take this crap - you're going to let a sociopath control your work environment? Deal with it. Plan what you're going to say when this abusive woman is on the unit and put the ball in her court. Sometimes you can lessen your oppression and sometimes you can't; but she's going into 2 year old tantrum mode. Surely, as a team you can shame this solitary woman into better behavior.
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    We had a doc who would loudly curse and carry on over nothing . Families hated him. He was out of control and needed meds.

    One day he went into a rage and a male employee told him he was behaving like an ass while another employee called the adminstration and said he is too out of control to be with patients. That got their attention. They came running and watched him rant and rave.

    He went through some kind of process and was gone within months.
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    you can always call security or even a code "out of control person" anonymously and let them deal with her. That would be freaking hilarious.
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    Quote from AtivanIM
    Do I think this will stop the behavior, nope! But, I do think it will have her absolutely furious that anyone dare point out her problem, quite blatently, and be unable to pin-point the individual who so generously brought it to her attention. This, in turn, will make her do something that cannot be ignored.
    Formulating a plan of attack is clearly the way to go...she is NO position to CONTROL you.

    She simply constructs the patients medical regimen. That does not give her any authority to control or speak to you in a way she deems fit.

    You work automatous of her, you only carry out her orders when YOU feel they are SAFE. Not because she barks them at you.

    If she would have been a paramedic speaking to you like that you would be on the phone with his supervisor about the audacity of his approach to a RN...I have been there

    Why is she any different? Because she is an MD? The medical director? If she was a NP would you feel the same way?

    Don't fear for your job and take her 2 year old temper tantrums any more. Stand up for yourself and god damn it stand up for Nurses!

    If that fails, watch her walk to her car, than call EMS and tell them she is emotionally disturbed and yelling jesus is coming to get her. If she is that ballsy with you, she will give them a load of fecal matter and than she find herself on the ground faster than she can say Haldol
    Last edit by medic2nurse1 on Oct 2, '12 : Reason: I can't spell worth a damn
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    Quote from subee
    I've been fortunate enough not to encounter this often. But now that I'm 65 I just tell it how I see it.
    A surgeon lit into me because I was giving someone a break. Just told him that if he needed a drink that badly, just go to his locker and take care of business - I wouldn't breathe a word. You all don't have to take this crap - you're going to let a sociopath control your work environment? Deal with it. Plan what you're going to say when this abusive woman is on the unit and put the ball in her court. Sometimes you can lessen your oppression and sometimes you can't; but she's going into 2 year old tantrum mode. Surely, as a team you can shame this solitary woman into better behavior.
    I love it! I love the old school nurses who just couldn't give a good God Damn about how someone is about to take what their about to say! So long as you don't drop a F bomb in the process he or she dose not have to like your approach!
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    You could always politely ask her to change it out. You can smell the tuna - Toxic Shock Syndrome can cause major mental and mood disturbances.

    Sorry, I know its wrong but I couldn't resist -

    In all seriousness, DOCUMENT!!! Be sure to write her up to the state medical board.

    And take none of her poopoo anymore


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