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How to Deal With Overbearing Doctors

Steve Berman | NursingLink


4. Focus on the task at hand

The reality is that sometimes everyone is so busy, so overloaded with patients and work to do, that personality conflicts just aren’t a high priority. If you find yourself in a situation where you’ve gone through one or more of the previous three steps and nothing has changed, you might have to face facts that this rude physician is just something you’ll have to deal with.

Prepare yourself for the worst when interacting with this person. If they say something rude, or raise their voice toward you, keep your mind focused on what’s important: the welfare of the patient and doing your job to the best of your ability. While you deserve to be treated with respect, patients deserve to be treated by hospital personnel who aren’t distracted.

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