“Hey Dr Smith, my patient is complaining of 10/10 abdominal pain, writhing on the bed, and is asking for more pain meds. Can I give her another 4 mg of morphine?”
“No, I think she’s drug seeking.”
Well of course she’s drug seeking, you incompetent asshat of a doctor! She’s had seven abdominal surgeries in the past year! Her insides look like a Picasso painting! Maybe she’s seeking pain meds because she’s… having pain! (If only I could call a doc an incompetent asshat in real life).
Instead, I say “Ok,” wait an hour until the night shift on-call starts…
“Hey Dr Jones, can I give my patient another 4 mg of morphine? Sweet. Thanks.”
Then drop hints to the patient that they can always request a different doc if they’re unsatisfied with their care.