Not sure I agree with this. Wouldn't we in a sense, be practicing medicine? Physicians, PA's, NP's and RN's work best together as a team. Not as different entities. This article implies we will essentially be stepping into physician roles. Are we trained enough for that liability? Does our scope of practice include that? Am I missing something here?
Nurses are trained to be nurses. Our scope of practice does not include diagnosing and treating illnesses. Not putting us down in any way but we only receive half the training our physicians do. I don't want that responsibility. Maybe this article should have been named "Nurses, the new scapegoats of healthcare"?
Healthcare needs physicians AND nurses. One does not work well without the other. We need our docs to diagnose and dictate the treatment plan for our patients. Our docs need us to carry that plan out and teach and encourage our patients. Separating the two, in my opinion is a disaster. If this causes many physicians to leave essential areas of healthcare who is going to treat and care for the patients? I try to think of it this way, what if this concerned your Parent? Sibling? Child? Spouse? Would you be comfortable with this scenario?
What are your thoughts?