Nurses' role is narrowing in Germany

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.7009.873 (Published 30 September 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:873
  1. Sigrid Nikol,
  2. Tanya Y Huehns
  1. Lecturer in medicine Lecturer in medicine Medical Department 1, Klinikum Grosshadern, Ludwig-Maximilians University, D-81377 Munich, Germany

    EDITOR,--We were interested to read of the progress that British nurses believe is being achieved in patients' care and research and, in particular, that nurses are keen to undertake new roles previously the job of doctors.1 In Germany the tendency over the past few years has been the reverse. Whereas a considerable proportion of German nurses, especially in larger hospitals, …

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