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  • 49

    Call HR and follow it up by a written complaint. You want it on file for your protection. Such language is unacceptable under any circumstances. Do not reply to him , do not entertain him, do not add a comment. Just walk away and do the above.

  • 41

    Quote from TheCommuter
    Use 'I' statements...

    "I am feeling threatened whenever you resort to name-calling..."
    "I feel a hostile environment is promoted when you refer to nurses as monkeys..."
    "I feel you are behaving in an uncivil manner when you hurl insults. Please stop."
    Or "You" statements. "You better knock that crap off in a big hurry."

  • 40

    The old me would have some smart, snarky response to this.

    The more insightful, improved me thinks the best course of action to this is to simply ignore it and move on. When the phrase 'monkey' comes up or any other such derogatory term, you can address it with a simple "I don't appreciate when you make statements such as those, and if we could re-focus the conversation to the patient, I feel it would be in our best interest." The more attention you give to those with a "disdain for nurses," the more justified they feel in their name-calling and/or assumptions.

    The best revelation I've come to is that I do not need to militantly defend my profession to physicians and/or other LIP. My work should and does speak for itself. I'm there for the patient and not for the approval or justification of other disciplines. I know deep in my core that nursing is an essential part of patient care and I do not need physicians to acknowledge that for it to be valid.

    Small minds talk about people. Great minds talk about ideas.

  • 40

    Quote from TheCommuter
    Use 'I' statements...

    "I am feeling threatened whenever you resort to name-calling..."
    "I feel a hostile environment is promoted when you refer to nurses as monkeys..."
    "I feel you are behaving in an uncivil manner when you hurl insults. Please stop."
    How about "I think you are a sphincter"?

  • 35

    Knowing my twisted/bizarre sense of humor I might just have started jumping around and scratching my pits, making eee eee eee sounds. Yea. That is how I would have handled it, so as to use absurdity to highlight the absurd.

    A younger me would rise up in anger. The older, more calm me would make fun of such a comment and make him look silly by BEING SILLY.

    Don't let stupid things like this get you down.

  • 32

    The supe is trying to throw you under the bus for her failure to respond appropriately to the pt's change in condition. Write out your perception of events, complete with names. Stand up and speak.


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