And then the MD said..... - page 3

by NurseOnAMotorcycle

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"I've got a second. You take care of that one. I'll grab and boost this one." The situation: Radiology calling for a pt who needs a new IV for contrast with a transporter at the door, tapping her foot. On the other bed was... Read More


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    The NICU where I used to work, med students and residents were expected to change diapers if, when examing the baby, they found s/he dirty or wet. The attendings took care of orienting them to stuff like that. Mutual respect--so awesome!!
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    I should add that when I encountered docs I had known "when", they still cleaned up babies when needed!
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    a dr cleaning up a poopy diaper on a baby is not impressive to me..... nurses don't do that its left to the parents.
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    Quote from IcySageNurse
    It's sad that when an MD/DO shows compassion and helps out they are heralded as some amazing hero. It's common courtesy and respect.

    Do people freak out when NPs do this? Technically their job description is the same as the physicians, so we should sing their praises when they help too, no?
    I do. If you want someone to help/appreciate you more often, you need to appreciate them when they do it.
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    My doctor will call me at home if I've been having issues, he called me once after I went to urgent care to make sure I was fine. There are many good ones still around today. My sons pedi is the same way, he always calls me back personally if I have a concern.
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    I actually had a doctor walk a patient to the bathroom, wait for her to finish and walk her back to bed. This was while he was making morning rounds. I acted shocked and he was shocked that I was shocked. Yes, he was a young doctor.
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    I'm just a student and so haven't had much contact with doctors, but I do recall the time a resident introduced himself to me, shook my hand, and then used my name when addressing me some time later. I got a little teary! Typically docs have had their faces buried in the chart at the nursing station and have barked out to no one in particular a question about a patient and that's how communication happens.
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    Quote from NurseOnAMotorcycle
    I do. If you want someone to help/appreciate you more often, you need to appreciate them when they do it.
    Yes, and Lord knows we have enough "awful doctor" stories on this forum. I'd imagine they have a list of things nurses could do or did do to demonstrate awareness and generosity regarding their jobs.
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    Quote from evolvingrn
    a dr cleaning up a poopy diaper on a baby is not impressive to me..... nurses don't do that its left to the parents.
    Having worked with babies in critical care for four years I beg to differ. If the parents are around sure we encourage them to change the diapers and for some of the sicker infants it might be the only interaction the parents get all day but for the other 75% of patients whose parents are not around 24/7 the nurse change a lot of poopy diapers
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    Quote from katielea
    I'm just a student and so haven't had much contact with doctors, but I do recall the time a resident introduced himself to me, shook my hand, and then used my name when addressing me some time later. I got a little teary! Typically docs have had their faces buried in the chart at the nursing station and have barked out to no one in particular a question about a patient and that's how communication happens.
    Umm...it's a physician, not God. Is this really how nurses see physicians?? Oh em gee...he's just another person, and certaintly no more important than you or I!
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