|If I interacted with other medical professionals more often I'd probably find they're just as ignorant, misinformed, and opinionated in general, as well.
i agree with you. but as a "medical professional, i find that my patients are often ignorant, misinformed & opinionated, therefore increasing their hostilty towards me/us.
|There is definitely someting wrong with they way this entire country practices and teaches medicine, but we all here already knew that, right?
ITA! there has to be some sort of happy medium between the "infalliabilty", "alternative practices" and "traditional medicine". Unfortunately, many healthcare professionals today have to deal with lawsuits at the drop of the hat, so even when they support alternative styles, support a mom in her convictions to parent the way she feels right, often times we/they are paralyzed with fear of lawsuits, crippling our ability to have an open mind. and the ignorant opinionated ones, who feel they "know it all" (i have had many a bully patient) are often the quickest to get a lawyer.
no need to apologize though if that is how you really feel. and if you work with nurses who are opinionated bullies, then who am i to say, right? i mean, i would feel the same way!! i would!!
i am just plugging away at school, so i can leave the profession , like all the other nurses are doing, and possibly teach. its entirely too much to deal with the thankless job i have, the ungrateful, hostile patients and their families anymore. i just cant do it. dealing with all that coupled with the fear of lawsuits, i mean, i had to transfer my name off my house papers, in case i get sued!