<I would love to hear about your experiences with disruptive docs,>
When I was a brand new nurse, I walked into my pts room where the neurosurgeon was conducting rounds with his residents - one of whom had given him a wrong answer - & he was ranting at them & all red in the face. I walked in and asked him a question about the pt & he picked up a roll of those hard, industrial, brown paper towels that the housekeeper had left on the table & threw it at me like he was pitching for the Yankees. It hit me in the upper chest and face. In front of the pt & the residents. I was shocked, startled, & humiliated. No one said a word - not even me. I never experienced being treated that way before & didnt know what to do then, so I just walked out and he got away with it. He made no apology and even physically pushed me out of his way as he walked by me. I just couldnt believe it happened. I didnt even file an incident report. Im much wiser now. Now, Id make a federal case out of it, file assault charges, & sue the bastard. I never spoke to him after that - not even about his pts. Nowadays, if an MD is even just verbally abrasive to me, Ill tell him/her where they can find me when they are ready to speak to me like a civilized human being. And then I walk away.
What made that neurosurgeon behave the way he did? Id say it was all because he was unusally short (in height).