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Is the doctor-nurse game still being played?


Anonymous | 1-Nov-2011 7:00 pm Your post is very rational and well-argued. But I am still fascinated, by the 'we have different paradigms, even when we are doing the same thing' argument, when viewed as a patient. You write: 'Fundamentally there are roles which have been created to fill the gap left by the reduction in junior doctors numbers, this does not mean that these nurses are wantobe doctors but rather they are nurses who can provide similar skills from a different standpoint' What intrigues me, is if you are performing the same role as a doctor, in what way will the experience of the patient be different if a nurse does it, or if a doctor does it ? Because from the position of the patient, if the nurse or doctor BEHAVES identically, then 'they are indeed the same'.

Posted date

2 November, 2011

Posted time

10:17 am