Found this little anecdote on the net. It was posted by a doctor.
A postoperative patient became angry during morning rounds.And check this out. It's a video about the poster above. The RCN should be doing this kind of stuff.
The doctor and the nurse had entered his room to review his progress.
The very young petite woman kept responding to the questions that the patient was directing at the big, tall, muscular man in scrubs.
He wanted answers from the doctor dammit, not some “dumb slut nurse” as he phrased it.
The ITU Nurse–a former Big Ten offensive lineman (American football player) politely introduced the patient to the little woman and informed angry patient that she was the brilliant cardiothoracic surgeon who had saved his life the night before.
The cardiothoracic surgeon, in turn, pointed to the big guy and introduced the patient to the “dumb nurse whose brains and education will be keeping you alive for the next 12 hours while I am away seeing my other patients.”