hello everyone! this site is great! i'm so glad i found it. you guys crack me up. i will graduate from nursing school in august and i currently work at a children's hospital part-time. i'm just wondering if there are actually any dr.'s who really respect nurses. so far, i haven't seen anything but cocky ones. they don't seem to respect the nurses for all that they do. it really infuriates me that the nurses are there day in and day out caring for the patients, and the drs come in for 5 minutes and act like they are sooooo
superior. i suppose i'll get used to their attitudes over time but right now it really disgusts me. to me, they are people who just happen to choose medicine as their career. i don't get it! so, are there really nice ones? are the older ones or younger ones easier to deal with? and, as a nurse, how do you actually earn their respect? thanks for your feedback. i'm glad i found you guys!
Feb 9, '05
i was going to make my own post for this but then i saw the op's question and i figured i would sort of insert a question mid-way through this post here, hope nobody minds. as far as for the doc's being arrogant, i wonder if they get mad at the nurses when they give information to the pts.? i mean i see a lot on here where people have said something along the lines of "find out the info. and tell your pt about it" (i hope you guys know what i am getting at). when you tell the pt what you know or have learned, then they say hey nurse so and so said _______ (whatever it was you told them), have you ever had a doc act as if you should not have done that? in other words do they ever get mad for you giving your 2 cents on the situation? i know this may be a confusing question, because i agree, nurses are the ones that deal with the people and doc's are the medicine, however do they ever act like you went over their head or whatever? thats one of the things i am concerned about going nto nursing. i am assuming though that if it is useful, they can't (and don't) say too much, right?
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Feb 9, '05
You have to think of the bad ones like dogs "don't let them know that you're afraid of them". I've never seen a nurse get fired for talking back.
I think it depends on the type of doctors you're working with and the age of the doctors. I work with 30ish-40ish doctors and they are great. We have 2 around that are in their 60's and they think they are too good to speak to us. Also the type of doctors. The specialists, I find, especially Cardiologists are the biggest stuck up pain in the *******. They take care of the heart but from where I stand it doesn't look like that have one. They are also rude and hasty with their patients. Don't get me started. The majority are very nice, polite, respectful and really respect our opinions. They don't get mad when you give the patients their tests results. You have to use your good judgement. You wouldn't want to tell someone they have cancer. But like a CBC, PTT, Lytes, Liver Profile, Cardiac Enzymes or CXR is no problem. Usually they're glad that the patient already knows whats going on. I have people ask me all the time. If it's something I don't want to share with them I just tell them the results aren't back yet.
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