The growing shortage of medical doctors, which will be made much worse by health care reform, will mean more and more patients are cared for entirely by "nurse specialists" and nurse practitioners, instead of physicians. Nurses are lobbying for increased prescribing privileges and for the right to be addressed as "doctor" in health care settings.
Read more: Nurses Masquerading as Doctors
What do you guys think about this idiot, and the ignorant nonsense he is blabbering over on fox news? Kind of insulting to those of us who have spent years pursuing advanced degrees such as CNP, and often save lives and clean up messes made by arrogant, egotistical physicians...
Jun 1, '11
Last edit by Joe V on Dec 29, '11
Jun 1, '11
Two entirely different health care models. They don't compare that easily.
Had an MD from another country try to get an RN degree to carry him financially while he looked for residency locally. Couldn't hack it. Dropped out after the first semester. He wanted to use medical model instead of nursing process. Had a hard time coordinating care between disciplines, etc.
(Also, it's Fox. They're all about getting people riled up about something or other. Also, this guy is a failed psychologist turned yellow journalist. No threat in my mind. Finally, we're not asking to be called doctor, we're getting PhD level nursing degrees.)
Last edit by NurseOnAMotorcycle on Jun 1, '11
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