i READ THIS ARTICLE IN THE MAGAZINE AND WAS COMPLETELY MAD!!!!!!!!!!!!
I DON'T KNOW WHAT HAPPENS IN THE STATES BUT........
IN THE UK NURSES TAKE ON MANY RESPONSIBILTIES THAT USED TO BE JUNIOR DOCTORS ROLES.
NOW, HOW MANY OF US NURSES HAVE HAD TO EXPLAIN TO A PIMPLE HEADED LITTLE OIK WHAT TO PRESCRIBE AND WHY?????
I KNOW I HAVE MANY A TIME.
THE OTHER POINT OF NOTE IS THAT THE PERSON WHO STATED THAT WE WERE PUTTING PATIENTS AT RISK WAS PUBLISHED IN THE LANCET A DOCTOR'S JOURNAL!!!
DOESN'T THAT STATE EVERYTHING. JOBS FOR THE BOYS ETC. PATHETIC PATRIARACHAL CONSULTANTS AFRAID OF NURSES WHO CAN THINK AND DO BETTER !!!!!!!!
WHILST I UNDERSTAND THAT THERE MAYBE SOME CONCERNS, THE ONLY NURSES THAT CAN PRESCRIBE HAVE GONE ON A COURSE TO LEARN HOW TO PERFORM THIS EXTENDED ROLE
I FEEL PROUD THAT FINALLY NURSES ARE VALUED ENOUGH TO BE GIVEN THE CHANCE TO PROVIDE DRESSINGS AND SIMPLE ANALGESIA FOR A PATIENT. ITS NOT MUCH MORE
ONE HAS TO ASK DOES THIS PERSON EVEN KNOW THE ENTIRE STORY. PROBABLY NOT! JUST A DOCTOR!!!!!!!
Jun 6, '02
Oooh Jevans. I NEVER said you shouldn't have vented your anger!!!! I can completely feel where you're coming from. I just was saying that I didn't really have anything to add or comment, since you'd mentioned the lack of replies. (((((((Jevans)))))))))))
Last edit by NurseDennie on Jun 6, '02