Why do people believe that nurses do not save lives and that only doctors save lives. How do nurses NOT save lives?
Jan 18, '13
To :The Commuter": I completely agree with the nursing profession lacking powerful representation. Though we have are American Nurses Association, etc. they are not as a cohesive group as the AMA. Nurses know that these nursing organizations can be just as powerful, if only the organizational leaders stop their bickering, infighting, betrayals of trust and confidence toward their "young", their colleagues, and the nursing profession overall. We outnumber physicians; we too save lives; nurses have saved new and old physicians from making severe errors; we even teach the young physicians. As a nurse with 20 years experience, it still saddens me that nurses are portrayed in this way by the media. Nurses must demand that their nursing organizations represent them in a professional manner and nursing organizations need to clean up their act. Then and only then, can we have a powerful lobbying group for nurses in this country. Just my opinion of 20 years.
Last edit by taossantafe on Jan 18, '13