Med School: Where Doc’s Learn Everything But Bedside Manner?

The Medical Examiner recently posted an article voicing concerns of doctors bullying nurses. One nurse’s experience:

“A nurse reported that the final sponge count was incorrect after a difficult tubal ligation. The physician was sarcastic and said that an expensive x-ray would be ordered because the nurse obviously suffered from obsessive compulsive disorder. A sponge was found in the patient.”

Why is appropriate and effective communication taught to nurses but not physicians?

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