(Last Updated On: June 5, 2017)

You deserve to be treated well.

That is such an important statement, and such an important part of wellness, that I will say it again.

You deserve to be treated well.

Patients cannot swear at you, yell at you, racially or sexually harass you.

Nurses, techs, consultants, cannot publicly humiliate you, emotionally abuse you, retaliate against you when they are upset.

The other day, after being harassed, a resident told me, “It’s fine. I have to get used to it”.

This is one aspect of our job that you don’t have to get used to. Tell your attending. Tell a supervisor. Tell your boss. Tell the charge nurse. Discuss it with whomever can help you resolve it, but never allow yourself to be treated poorly.

WEEKLY WELLNESS: This week, do not allow yourself to be treated poorly. If you are, talk with your attending about it, and commit today to no longer allowing yourself to be mistreated.