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Rude Physician - Tips for Handling - page 2

Hi - I'm a newer grad (May 09) and would like a little bit of feedback. Today a patient's family member wanted me to contact the patient's doctor re: a proposed surgery. So many physicians on the... Read More

  1. Visit  Ihoplover profile page
    #13 0
    Isyorke - Thanks for your note and I get your point - problem was that the attending was the family doc for this pt and since the pt's family was irate I thought it would be best he knew that they had called the director of the hospital etc.......the surgeon is a stranger to them and I was going to advice attending of situation and mention I'd be calling surgeon if o.k. with him but he didn't let me get that far - unfortunately the surgeon made the man's leg look as if it had been cut with a fork and a knife - very sad situation. Thanks for taking time to reply.
  2. Visit  jbp0529 profile page
    #14 1
    It's kinda like the sterotypical school bully. If you stand up for yourself, most of the time you will be left alone. It's even possible that you will make a new "friend" once the dust settles. I've seen it several times...the doc and nurse get into it, and then the next day they are both laughing about it and have a new mutual respect for each other.

    Some days you just have to put on your big boy/big girl undies, do battle, brush it off, and go home to your loved ones.
    Last edit by jbp0529 on Sep 6, '09