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A Little Nursing Tiff

Posted Aug 23 2008 10:37pm
Wow! What started off as an apology by the fairly delightful Guitar Girl, RN turned into a slugfest after a somewhat provocative comment by The Happy Hospitalist . It's worth taking a gander at the comments, although it strikes me as an old story.

My surprise is that, in this day and age, any animosity between nurses and physicians still exists. Notably, a physician points out that the medical knowledge base is different from that of nursing's and that our training is complimentary. This appeared to unleash accusations of arrogance, apparently interpreting Happy's comments as an assertion that physicians are better than nurses.

I find it interesting that the accusation came from nurses. In the post-modern world, meaning can come at us from so many different directions. It is funny how an assertion can contain a strange, almost metaphysical evidence of the contrary.

To Guitar Girl RN, I say, Rock On. I'd work with you any day of the week.
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