In the Mix: Please, call me Doctor

Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, October 11, 2010

My 94- year-old grandmother has been in the hospital for a variety of complications. During visits, I’ve been introduced to her physician and her nurse. The funny thing is, the physician was introduced as “Dr. Smith*,” whereas the nurse was introduced as “Nurse Emily*.” (*names changed)

Christopher Johnson, MD, a pediatric intensive care physician, remarks on this same issue in a blog post on

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