Hey all, just thought I’d post about a situation that happened tonight. Was working in the ER and had a patient scream and shout at my attending when she refused to CT scan the patients child. The attending calmly told her that she can calm down and talk to her with respect or she can come back later. The patient refused to calm down so the attending left the room. I was shocked but had a huge grin.
The attending later told me and the resident, medicine has enough drama in it. It’s the only profession where we let our patients scream at nurses and doctors and we have to act like it’s normal. You can’t go into a dentists office and shout at the dentist, or to your insurance company, you’ll be escorted out the door. She reminded me to respect myself, this job already comes with enough drama.
I just wanted to share this and let you all know that you should remember, Nurses, PA, MD, you’re doing a job to help heal people and they don’t have the right to walk over you in that process.
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