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The image of nursing: The handmaiden


if one thinks of or refers to our medical counterparts in such derrogatory terms it is no wonder there is such a divide between the two professions. Such an attitude does nothing to improve interprofessional relationships. Many younger doctors also feel threatened by nurses and fear they may know more than they do or show them up. When on our ward it is up to us to set a good working atmosphere and working relationship and put them at ease. We need good public relations and diplomatic skills as well as all our other positive attributes. How can nurses be considered intellectual equals to doctors if one can't even spell the word correctly! Besides doctors have a doctorate, which most nurses do not have, to prove their intellectual superiority.

Posted date

11 October, 2010

Posted time

10:18 am