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Is the doctor-nurse game still being played?

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mike | 31-Oct-2011 1:19 pm As you say 'already stated elsewhere'. Yes, nurse are becoming more 'academic' and more highly qualified, but I am not convinced by your 'nurses are now as qualified as doctors' claim. Yes, there is a 'cloud perception' that doctors somehow 'rank higher' than nurses, and yes doctors do get more pay, etc. But the pay issue, comes down in the end to how easy it is sack and replace a nurse, compared to doing the same thing with a doctor - people are not paid what 'morally/ethically they deserve', but instead they get paid according to how difficult it is to replace them. I'm not saying that is fair - I think the amount of effort someone puts in, should be weighted much higher - but that is what actually happens, in our world.

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2 November, 2011

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10:24 am

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