I've just spent the past two days browsing www.studentdoctor.net
and I think I need a strong drink and a lie down... The vitriolic abuse that is hurled at nurses in many (most) of the forums is actually quite disturbing. I've seen many forums where typical posts are things like:
"...coz they're all *****es" (in reference to nurses)
and so on...
Its clear that our friends in medicine feel very threatened by the nursing profession at the moment (just bring up the topic of CRNA's or NP's/PA's and wait for the torrent of abuse to be unleashed). But to be honest, I've never really noticed - in fact, I've always gotten along quite well with doctors/students/etc - but perhaps I've got my blinkers on. Check the site out for yourself - does anyone think the views expressed on the site are representative of the views of most of the medical profession? How do you all feel about your professional relationship with our medical colleagues? Horror stories?
One thing I will say though is the membership of these forums certainly carry themselves in a much more dignified and professional manner than the aspiring quacks on "the other" one... Lets not allow our standards to drop...
May 24, '04
Quote from canoehead
Ummm, you wouldn't trust those folks to know enough about medicine to order a Tylenol and get the route right, why would you take their opinions on nursing seriously?
I agree. They're kids, probably most of them in their '20s.
IF they become doctors (and we know how that goes) they may realize, when they grow up, that a nurse may save them from a multi-million dollar lawsuit every once in a awhile.
If they have that attitude and still become doctors, be my guest. We'll see how they'll do without those "dumb" nurses watching their back.
Last edit by Sheri257 on May 24, '04