Letters Doctors and nurses

Skills are very different

BMJ 2008; 337 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.a1974 (Published 06 October 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a1974
  1. Elaine R Carter, general practitioner principal
  1. 1Bridge Road Medical Centre, Liverpool L21 6PH
  1. elaine.carter2{at}virgin.net

    There is a big difference between the knowledge, skills, and abilities of doctors and nurses.1

    I trained as a state registered nurse/registered sick children’s nurse (SRN/RSCN) for four years and worked as staff nurse, research nurse, and ward sister for the following seven years. This gave me considerable clinical experience and knowledge of nursing …

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