Doctors Hitting Nurses - page 2

In my part time civilian job the nurses have no rights. One nurse was slapped across the face in her patients room by a dr. one was choked, and the other had a knife pulled on her. All by dr's. ... Read More

  1. by   breanna
    Another power source: I once read an article that physicians who treat nurses (and all colleagues) with respect fare many times better in the courtroom than those who have non-supportive colleagues. There's power in those nurses notes!!!!
  2. by   canoehead
    Are you aware that anyone can report any MD to their state board, you don't need to wait for hospital action. The more people who sign the letter the better.
  3. by   duckie
    If a doctor were to hit me, I would immediately begin plans to get my BSN, compliments of the idiot that thought he could hit me and get away with it. I would contact my attorney and tell him..."Make him crawl!!!" There is absolutely no excuse or defense for that sort of behavior and I'd take him to the cleaners.
  4. by   Peeps Mcarthur
    I'm a Boatswainsmate from back before there was a lawsuit for everything.
    I don't know if you have ever heard of it before but we sholved these kinds of issues with what is called a "blanket" party. A select detail of trustworthy shipmates to correct anti-social behaviors.
    This is the exclusive domain of the non-com so none of your peers need ever know, but these abusive docs will get the message.
    Pick out the worst among them, correct his behaviour and the rest will follow his example.
    Rank is a nonissue here. when I served, disrespect to a navy nurse would have carried some very seriouse consequences, especially by an abusive civillian(even better if the doc is a marine).
    I'm sure a little sick leave would do one of them some good It sounds like they could use the rest.

    I can tell you how to arrange a "guest list" for your party. It's been twenty years since I was stationed in San Diego so my shipmates are all too out of shape for such shennanigans, but I know there must be some old salts that still know how to tie a Monkey's Fist. I have advice for you should you need it.
    request at:
  5. by   Nan341
    Boy this guy must be a jerk. I would never stand for such a thing. If the hospital administration won't stand behind you,Get a lawyer and look into pressing charges of assult.Domestic violence is way out of hand in this country and too many people just sweep it under the rug. Take a stand. The hospital should get rid of him. What if he would strike out at an upset patient. What an idiot
  6. by   essarge
    Just to clarify something...assault is the threat...battery (which is a felony in most states) is the actual act.

    All I can say is GRAB, TWIST, AND MAKE HIM PAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  7. by   Mijourney
    Hi. wildtime and canoehead, as far as the course of action needed, I agree with your posts. KC Chick, I envision that if a doctor slapped me, that as he (or she?) was slapping me, I had an immediate foot-jerk response to his "jimmy" or her "jane" or whatever you want to call it. These type of situations are sad and reflect poorly on the character of the perpetrator. I've never been subject to extreme violence and hope I never.
  8. by   wildtime88
    I tend to have a different way of looking at things at times. If it personally happened to me then I would be going to jail. I would have made the man pay dearly for his stupidity and they would be putting me in the jail cell next to him after he was repaired if it was even possible.

    But as a whole on the hospitals part in this by keeping him on and not allowing the nurses to work, to me, this just shows blatant disrespect to all the nurses in general. In other words, not only were the actual nurses assaulted or threatened by the docs in question, but the whole nursing staff received a big slap in the face by the way the administration at this hospital has chosen to handle it.

    They silently said one of two things or a combination.

    1. The doctor is more important to us no mater what he did than the nursing staff and when it comes down to it the nursing staff is disposable.

    2. Money is more important than the nursing staff, so we will side with the doctor and again the nursing staff is disposable.

    Actually the could have said 3 things.

    3. We can have the best of both worlds. We will keep the doctor on and send the nurses home because the other nurses will not make a fuss. Again the nursing staff is disposable.

    So why does this seem so familiar? Why does it seem like I have felt like this has happened in the past? The worse thing of all is why am I not surprised that the nurses are actually supporting this decision and abuse by continuing to stay and work there and in a way rewarding these places with continued revenue?

    Maybe I need to conform to how other people look and act about things like this?
    Last edit by wildtime88 on Dec 6, '01
  9. by   ryaninmtv
    I agree with the previously posted responses. Although, I am torn. Would I:
    a) Open up and industrial size can of whoop a$$ on this character.
    b) Have a long come to Jesus talk with the police, the hospital administration and the state medical board.
    c) Plan my Tahitian vacation and children's college education courtesy of this jackass or
    d) All of the above.

    Nursing is hard enough without putting up with this crap!
  10. by   NavyRN
    Thank you all for your input and excellent information. The nurses continue to work at this hospital because they have to "pay the bills". After I started another job I quit this one, and I'm not finished with them yet-
  11. by   shay
    Originally posted by NavyRN
    The nurses continue to work at this hospital because they have to "pay the bills".
    You can 'pay the bills' by working at Wal-Mart. There's a shortage, can get a job anywhere!! This kind of attitude just kills me...
  12. by   RNKitty
    Originally posted by SharonMH31
    Well first of all, me and those doctors would have been going at it. I'm short but I'm mean and they would have thought twice about hitting any nurse again. Then I would have filed charges and no fast-talking hospital administrator would have talked me out of it.
  13. by   Sylvia
    These doctors must be stopped!! Anyone who is that out of control could seriously hurt a vulnerable patient.