Patronizing Nurses–Perpetuation of the Problem

I thought this post by GruntDoc on Patronizing Nurses was interesting when I first read it. Looking back now on the dialog it has produced makes it an even better read.

I attended a day long regional trauma conference today that was hosted by my institution and thought about this post during the first session.

I am not usually one who gets bent out of shape about politically correct stuff, but imagine my chagrin when the sticky preprinted name tags had physician and PA credentials prominently displayed, but not RN, NP, or EMT credentials.

Yeah, I commented on that one in the customary “course evaluation” handout.

Oh, and the next time a physician refers to the other NP and I as, ‘the girls’ I may strangle someone with my stethoscope.

  1. I know!! I have a particular doctor that always walks up and says “hello girls..” of course with his accent it sounds like hello gulls.. One day I hope to respond by “No it’s hello doctor,(DNP).. Goals of the future!!

  2. I know!! I have a particular doctor that always walks up and says “hello girls..” of course with his accent it sounds like hello gulls.. One day I hope to respond by “No it’s hello doctor,(DNP).. Goals of the future!!

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