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'It’s time to tell the public that nurses are not maids'


I have no doubt, at all, that nursing requires a broad range of skills. But I'm still unclear, if Jenni is quoting 'an evidence base' here ? Asking nurses 'Do you think a lot of patients treat you as if you were 'room service' ?' could elicit a 'yes', but at the same time perhaps asking patients 'Do you think a lot of nurses ignore your needs ?' might also elicit a yes. So, where is the evidence base for the assertion ? Is there one, or is this just based on a perception within nursing (I'm not saying that a lot of patients do not treat nurses as if they were 'maids' {I simply don't know} - I'm just saying, do we have the equivalent of 'a double blind methodology' here, or not ?).

Posted date

21 February, 2012

Posted time

2:37 pm