Nurses Step to the Front

  1. from u.s. news jan. 31- feb. 7, 2005 issue

    in hamlets and high-tech hospitals, nurses are taking on bigger roles.

    the seeds of nurses' liberation from doctors' white coattails were sown in the 1960s. that's when a nationwide shortage of primary-care physicians, especially in rural and inner-city areas, pushed many nurses into advanced roles. "nurses were doing things that most people thought just physicians were doing, like seeing patients and recommending medication," ....

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  3. by   oramar
    Many people alive today do not remember the doctor shortage of the 60s and early 70s. They are having there first experience with this sort of thing. It appears the goverment ended the earlier shortage and is causing the current one.

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