Nursing Profession

  1. hi everyone,
    i am 4th yr nursing student in thailand.. i will be very grateful if you all could kindly share your opinion either positively or negatively about any of these topics (image, identity and autonomy) of nursing profession ..your opinion will help me greatly with my seminer about the characterstics of nursing profession.
    thanking you all ..
    Last edit by tshering dema on Jul 11, '04 : Reason: NOT INTRSTING
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  3. by   suzanne4
    Quote from tshering dema
    hi everyone,
    i am 4th yr nursing student in thailand.. i will be very grateful if you all could kindly share your opinion either positively or negatively about any of these topics (image, identity and autonomy) of nursing profession ..your opinion will help me greatly with my seminer about the characterstics of nursing profession.
    thanking you all ..
    Nrusing in the US is quite different from the practice of nursing in Thailand. In the US,the nurse is part of a health care team, where in Thailand, the doctor rules. In the US, the nurse is responsible for a head to toe assessment on each of her/his patients every eight hours minimum. In Thailand it is the physician's responsibility.

    Unfortunately, with the current situation over here, nurses do not have any autonomy.

    If you would like a guest lecturer for your seminar, please let me know.
  4. by   RN4NICU
    Quote from suzanne4
    Nrusing in the US is quite different from the practice of nursing in Thailand. In the US,the nurse is part of a health care team, where in Thailand, the doctor rules. In the US, the nurse is responsible for a head to toe assessment on each of her/his patients every eight hours minimum. In Thailand it is the physician's responsibility.

    Unfortunately, with the current situation over here, nurses do not have any autonomy.

    If you would like a guest lecturer for your seminar, please let me know.
    It's so interesting to hear how things are in other countries. Do they have the therapies in Thialand? You iknow the PT, ST, OT, etc. - if so are they team members or are they treated as technicians too?

    I would assume no mid-level providers there (NPs or PAs)? Are there levels of nursing like there are here (CNA, LPN, RN)? Is the education similar?

    I know...tons o' questions, but I'm feeling global today (been working on my Spanish).
  5. by   suzanne4
    Buenas noches from over on this side of the world then.
    There are nursing assistants just like in the US, but the two year nursing degree over here gives the nurse the right to be what they call a "technical nurse." You must complete the BSN to be called a "registered nurse."

    They do have Physical Therapists but they are not used to the extent that they are in the US. Speech Pathology exists over here but they only will see a patient for a few times, more for just an evaluation, rather than treatment they way we are used to seeing it be done.

    I find the system quite different from the US. The doctors over here are up on a pedestal, with nurses just answering to them. Nut the truly odd thing is that the medical education over here is just 6 years in a combined program, a nurse with an MSN has just as much training. There is no such thing as trauma medicine over here, no certification in Emergency Medicine for the docs or an approved program for them.

    Helathcare over here functions with the doctor making all of the decisions. The doctor is the one that is responsible for doing the patient assessments everyday, not the nurse.

    Hope that this gives you a start..............

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