Nurse led care: Nurses are autonomous professionals delivering expert care

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.330.7499.1084-a (Published 5 May 2005)
Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:1084.2

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  1. Jonathan R Benger, consultant in emergency medicine (Jonathan.Benger@ubht.swest.nhs.uk),
  2. Rebecca Hoskins, nurse consultant
  1. Emergency Department, United Bristol Healthcare Trust, Bristol BS2 8HW

    EDITOR—It is true that non-medical healthcare professionals, mainly nurses, have recently taken on a variety of roles that are traditionally viewed as the province of doctors. Clinical evaluations have generally been positive, indicating that the skills of the healthcare team are being more effectively used and that similar patient outcomes can be achieved by different approaches.1 2 Unfortunately the thinking of some …

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