NOW does the public understand?

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This news item made it to the Keith Olberman show yesterday and got curious. I picked this up from the local newspaper called The Journal.

Particularly sad is the reported statement the doctor made at the time of his arrest... ""I am a (expletive) medical doctor and you are below me,"

Nurses put up with this attitude every day. Perhaps now the public will understand just a little what we put up with.

http://www.journal-news.net/news/story/0516202006_new03_DUI_051606_n.asp

Blee O'Myacin

Blee O'Myacin, BSN, RN

Specializes in ED, ICU, Heme/Onc. 721 Posts

Officer O'Myacin just loooves adding on charges when people do that when he arrests them.... I'm sure that "public littering" or something of the like would have been added on had he been there!

But I think the public is well aware of the "God Complex" but they put up with it since they feel they depend on docs for all the answers. (I think I just threw up a little into my mouth typing that...)

But we nurses are supposed to be angels at the bedside, wiping feverish brows and saying "yes doctor" and "right away doctor" and bustling off to bring sunshine, light and bedpans to all that need them!! ;) So a moody doc is all in a happy day's work...(blah...)

Blee

weirdRN

weirdRN, RN

Specializes in Long Term Care. 586 Posts

Nope, John Q. Public is oblivious. Even after this happens.

Docs are just people too. They cry, whine, hunger, thirst, urinate, defecate and hemorrahage just like the rest of us. I will never understand the God complex or where it comes from.

babynurselsa, RN

Specializes in ER, NICU, NSY and some other stuff. Has 12 years experience. 1,129 Posts

And the fact that one is a physician, or a police officer, or an elected public official means squat when you are altered by any substance and operating any vehicle.

Maybe Dr. so and so will figure that one out really quick.

TheCommuter, BSN, RN

Specializes in Case mgmt., rehab, (CRRN), LTC & psych. Has 16 years experience. 226 Articles; 27,608 Posts

Is this news surprising to any nurse out there? Please! Many doctors possess a superiority complex called the 'God Complex' and expect everyone with lesser education to bow down in their supposedly godly presence.

Roy Fokker, BSN, RN

Specializes in ER/Trauma. 2 Articles; 2,010 Posts

And the fact that one is a physician, or a police officer, or an elected public official means squat when you are altered by any substance and operating any vehicle.

Maybe Dr. so and so will figure that one out really quick.

So sayeth one with "Because I am the Boss of you" in the signature line ;) :p :p :p :p

Just kidding - I say that to my nieces too :)

babynurselsa, RN

Specializes in ER, NICU, NSY and some other stuff. Has 12 years experience. 1,129 Posts

LOL Roy but I am COMPLETELY sober when I say that.

Besides I AM the boss!:rotfl:

Angie O'Plasty

Angie O'Plasty

Specializes in acute care. Has 5 years experience. 164 Posts

Docs are just people too. They cry, whine, hunger, thirst, urinate, defecate and hemorrahage just like the rest of us. I will never understand the God complex or where it comes from.

:yeahthat: That kind of attitude from anybody makes me want to :barf02: . There's just no excuse for behavior like that--we're all human here.

CH080605

CH080605

27 Posts

I'm a nursing student now.. I still have at least a year and a half left, and haven't started clinicals yet or anything.. so I haven't had to deal with doctors yet. What do you do when doctors treat you like this?? Just take it?

TheCommuter, BSN, RN

Specializes in Case mgmt., rehab, (CRRN), LTC & psych. Has 16 years experience. 226 Articles; 27,608 Posts

I'm a nursing student now.. I still have at least a year and a half left, and haven't started clinicals yet or anything.. so I haven't had to deal with doctors yet. What do you do when doctors treat you like this?? Just take it?
Try to ignore it as best as you humanly can.

Many doctors tend to be especially terse or unfriendly to students, so try to not take it personally.

zenman

2 Articles; 2,806 Posts

What do you do when doctors treat you like this?? Just take it?

Know what I do? Take a look at my avatar and you'll get a hint, LOL!

Kelly_the_Great

Kelly_the_Great

Specializes in home & public health, med-surg, hospice. 552 Posts

But I think the public is well aware of the "God Complex" but they put up with it since they feel they depend on docs for all the answers. (I think I just threw up a little into my mouth typing that...)

Blee

ROFLMAO!!!! :rotfl:

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