Being a doctor remains one of the most prestigious professions in America. In many cases, the prestige is justified because of the difficulty of the job and the skill and professionalism which many doctors display.
Unfortunately, there are plenty of doctors who behave in ways that are unprofessional and even childish. A recent article in Slate Magazine discussed a problem that leads to a terrible work environment for nurses and puts patient safety at risk. While it often goes unreported, there is seemingly an epidemic of doctors who berate nurses and other staff members and refuse to listen to any comments or questions they see as a challenge to their authority.