Okay now, I know there are some pretty nice docs who are also nice to nurses. This hospital that I'm currently at on a travel assignment have Docs that are down right mean & rude! I work in L&D and the OBs are morons. Suprisingly the anesthesia docs are overall the nice ones. It just amazes me that these docs treat us like crap and walk right into a pt room and are the nicest people on earth. Then the pts are like "Oh Dr. () is so nice....don't you just love him/her" and then I want to vomit! These folks are the real Dr. Jekyl and Mr./Mrs. Hyde. :angryfire
Oh yeah there is one Anesthesia Doc that's a moron too. He must have short man syndrome. He was annoyed with me b/c I'm giving report to the oncoming nurse and I didn't hear him ask me which bag of IV fluid was hanging.....he was rude right in front of the pt. So I said..."you can come look at the number written on this bag if you want". Jerk!
May 19, '05
I get enough crap BECAUSE I'm a doula (from nurses too
) this is why I am afraid to become a nurse. I worry I may be too sensitive for the job. It's funny because I think of myself as a very "nurse and doc friendly" doula. I'm not "out there" like some of them. It's not even anything I do, just the looks and attitude I get when I introduce myself as the doula.
I would have thought about how the docs were rude to me all day and think about what I could have done differently or what I could have said to them after. How do you get thick skin?!
Last edit by Natalieboo on May 19, '05
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May 19, '05
I completely agree with Grimmy's post. In my experience, MD's who are consistently rude/mean are simply acting out their own power trips, and the worst thing to do is to act intimidated or scared. That's exactly the reaction they want, and it simply encourages them. If you remain professional, polite, and calm, and respond to their irrational/unreasonable questions, demands, and comments with simple logic, they'll learn that you are immune to the crap they try to pull and will generally knock it off when dealing with you. It's hard, especially when you're new and docs seem like total authority figures, but remember this - without you, docs would be helpless. Who gives them the majority of the info. they need to make decisions? Who does the great majority of assessment for patients? Nurses. Don't let 'em make you feel insignificant or like a servant. And if it gets really bad, definitely report the behavior to your boss, in writing, with a request to inform you of the follow-up action taken. You should never, ever have to take abuse from anyone you work with.
Last edit by Penguinurse on May 19, '05
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