Nursing

Blog spotlight: Who is running the care of the patient?

Nurse Leader Insider, November 1, 2010

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A friend of mine went into labor with her first child a few months ago and accounted that while she was receiving her epidural, the administering doctor and nurse were arguing over the proper way to insert it, and who was most fit for the job.  She described it as an “ego battle,” full of frustrated sighs, snide remarks, a few eye rolls, and what appeared to be a complete lack of attention to the fact that the patient was in the room, let alone on the receiving end of their needle.

Like any relationship, the one between physicians and nurses isn’t always smooth, but it’s definitely one that shapes many aspects of the healthcare environment.  Perhaps the most important one in this scenario: patient care.


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