Verbal Abuse By A Physcian

Question to Ask the Workplace Doctors about verbal abuse: He is rude, mean and verbally abusive to staff at the hospital and many employees go home crying every day.

We have a physician in our small hospital who handles 90% of the patients in the area. He is rude, mean and verbally abusive to staff at the hospital and many employees go home crying every day. Some of the nurses have even left work. When a situation occurs, and the abuse is mentioned, the response is, “I know” but what can we do? If he was not here we would not have enough patients to keep our doors open. I understand that, but I also don’t feel like he should get away with it just because he is a doctor. I have been on the receiving end of his verbal abuse in the presence of my own supervisor and another department director and nothing was done. Actually there were nervous giggles. I now do everything I can to avoid this physician. I have even left the department if he comes in. What can be done to stop this?

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