patient total care dr.s vs. nurses

  1. hi i have a question for yall and would like to know your opinion. what are the patients advantages of getting total care from a doctor vs a nurse? and how does this affect your choice of becoming a doctor or a nurse?
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  3. by   CarVsTree
    Doctors don't give total care. So, I'm not sure I understand your question.
  4. by   Antikigirl
    MD and RN are two totally separate professions in the same arena of healthcare. To make it MD treats conditions and illnesses within their scope and provides resources or referals to specilists if needed. They prescribe medications and treatments needed on an individual basis.

    An RN treats human beings in the scope of their practice in healthcare...not necessarily the illness or condition alone, but in the spectrum of the entire individual. We are talking ADL (activities of daily living), emotional, social, spiritual (referals or actual dependant), and s/sx of condition/illness based on MD prescribed orders...and much more! We are there for the human being behind the condition as well as assisting the treatment with the healthcare team to provide for the best individual outcome!
  5. by   MIA-RN1
    Medicine treats the illness/disease/condition
    nursing treats the human response to said illness/disease/condition
  6. by   Multicollinearity
    I wonder if the OP means having an NP or MD for one's primary care provider?