Mean Doctors....

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    How can a nurse deal with mean doctors at your place of employment. I have worked as a unit clerk for 10 years. I am currently in school for my BSN, and one of my biggest fear as a new nurse is how to deal with mean doctors. I have seen first hand how these doctors speak to some nurses where I work and see how some of them get very upset.

    future nurse.......
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    Learn to give as good as you get.
    smartin13, happy2learn, Esme12, and 18 others like this.
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    If they're upset and being "mean" for a reason, I listen and try to improve where I'm falling short. If they're just a jerk, I tend to hear, "blah blah lalalalala blah blah" when they speak. I can only think of one MD that I'd consider a jerk, well... maybe two! Most of them are not difficult to get along with, at all.
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    Quote from Orange Tree
    If they're upset and being "mean" for a reason, I listen and try to improve where I'm falling short. If they're just a jerk, I tend to hear, "blah blah lalalalala blah blah" when they speak. I can only think of one MD that I'd consider a jerk, well... maybe two! Most of them are not difficult to get along with, at all.

    My thoughts exactly! I do try and listen and try to fix the problem, apologize if I screwed up, ect. If they are just that kind of person, they end up sounding like the teacher from Charlie Brown - "mmmwah mmwahh, mmm..."

    Thank goodness the good usually outweigh the mean ones.

    Good luck to u!
    Anne, RNC
    DizzyLizzyNurse and Orange Tree like this.
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    Quote from mnrb_mdn
    How can a nurse deal with mean doctors at your place of employment. I have worked as a unit clerk for 10 years. I am currently in school for my BSN, and one of my biggest fear as a new nurse is how to deal with mean doctors. I have seen first hand how these doctors speak to some nurses where I work and see how some of them get very upset.

    future nurse.......
    Why would that even bother you? Lots of people are mean. It's up to you to decide whether or not to be their door mat and take their crap. I'm constantly perplexed at why this is a big deal to nurses.
    Irish_Mist, happy2learn, MedChica, and 7 others like this.
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    So that's what MD means....

    :smackingf
    diva rn, happy2learn, jam752, and 28 others like this.
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    Kill 'em with kindness
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    Quote from Heidi the nurse
    Kill 'em with kindness

    Sometimes that only makes them angry.
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    very funny. I like it
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    A lot of doctors where I work that are known as "mean" just want the best care possible for their patients. I'm fine with this and find that as soon as the doctor realizes that this is all that I want as well I no longer have an issue with them being "mean" and in fact its these doctors that a lot of times will ask for my input. However I did have one doctor a few weeks ago that was being completely unreasonable. It did upset me but I just try to let it roll of my back afterall I was doing my job and thankfully it is not to keep him happy.
    michelle126, neuroms, and lindarn like this.


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