Bridging the gap between doctors and nurses

Katrina Anne McKay, Seshasayee Narasimhan


Nursing, throughout the ages, has crawled out of the metaphorical gutter and into the professional arena. This occurred through various efforts, including the introduction of nursing education, to professionalise nursing. The role of doctors and nurses are inherently different, which transfers to their education and professional responsibilities, respectively. These differences have led to negative stereotypes of each profession and have been seen to disrupt communication in the workplace and the confusion of each other’s roles.

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Journal of Nursing Education and Practice

ISSN 1925-4040 (Print)   ISSN 1925-4059 (Online)

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