One clear remedy for nurses’ ambitionsBMJ 2008; 337 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.a1976 (Published 06 October 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a1976
The photograph accompanying Coombes’s article shows a nurse wearing a ring and watch on her ungloved hand,1 twisting awkwardly to “remove a mole” from the back of a sitting, not lying, patient. The article itself is replete with phrases about “nurses marching forward,” “nurses have made significant inroads,” but short of the one clear remedy for their ambitions: nurses who wish to practise medicine should qualify as doctors.
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