Redbook Magazine article slams NPs - docs warn public to stay away from NPs - page 4
press release: <<< ANA Reacts to Redbook Article Disparaging NPs ANA President Barbara Blakeney, MS, RN, CS, ANP, has written a letter in response to an article in the November 2002 issue of... Read More
Nov 8, '02Joined: Apr '02; Posts: 38,756; Likes: 16,289Agree fab4...there ARE DEFINATELY times when seeing an MD is preferable to seeing an NP.....no one here would reasonably dispute this! However, this article was a very open blanket statement to women all over...as a whole.....and this mag is NOT a medical/health journal so sweeping generalizations like that do not only a disservice to the NP's they disparaged, but also the CONSUMER, who may or may not fully understand its implications and subtle way of swaying opinion in a misleading and dangerous way. Your situation illustrates why CHOICES for the consumer MUST be allowed, w/o unfair tainting from special-interest groups (of any persuasion), trying to make a strong political statement to fulfill an agenda. NO flamesuit needed; your post makes perfect sense to me!
Nov 8, '02Joined: Apr '02; Posts: 38,756; Likes: 16,289Oh and thanks for your support,guys. I am sure, however,the letter was discarded and disregarded. But DAMN it felt GOOOOD to get it off my chest! (I am a bit bytchy anyhow, so I used some "bad karma" to my advantage)........You guys are great!