Nurses Don't Want To Be Doctors
The controversy is a distraction from the wider issues of patient access, removing barriers to nurses practicing to the full extent of their training, and improving quality and outcomes. Physician groups have a tendency to use the topic of patient confusion as a smokescreen for their larger concerns over fears about increased advanced practice nurse autonomy and prescribing power and dwindling shares of the reimbursement pie.
Ultimately, patients don't care about titles as long as they see the right person, at the right time, who can provide the right care.
Rebecca Hendren is a senior managing editor at HCPro, Inc. in Danvers, MA. She edits www.StrategiesForNurseManagers.com and manages The Leaders' Lounge blog for nurse managers. Email her at email@example.com.
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