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The image of nursing: The handmaiden

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with the cheaper employment of more nurse assistants in the place of RNs does this mean that nursing will revert back to the doctor's handmaiden role? this could reduce training and employment costs but then doctors would have to taken on more of the more specialised nursing roles and then as the role of the HCAs developed and expanded they would require lengthier and more expensive training setting up a vicious circle and what financial gains would have been made? another model would be that of the Latin countries where relatives carry out basic care but then there are in our society a high proportion of patients who are on their own without the support of a family.

Posted date

25 October, 2010

Posted time

11:23 am

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