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Physician, Heel Thyself

Tuesday, May 10th, 2011

The NY Times ran the following Opinion piece by an oncology nurse during Nurses Week, 2011. WBI supports nurses and wants to see bullying of nurses by anyone — physicians, administrators, managers, other nurses — stopped. It need not be an accepted occupational hazard.

“Physician, Heel Thyself”

By Theresa Brown, Op-Ed Contributor, The New York Times, May 7, 2011,

It was morning rounds in the hospital and the entire medical team stood in the patient’s room. A test result was late, and the patient, a friendly, middle-aged man, jokingly asked his doctor whom he should yell at.

Turning and pointing at the patient’s nurse, the doctor replied, “If you want to scream at anyone, scream at her.”



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