Canadian doctors challenge nurses' expanded role

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: (Published 26 October 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:1033

Doctors in the Canadian province of Alberta are challenging new regulations that allow specially trained nurses to perform services usually carried out by doctors. The regulations allow the nurses in isolated rural and northern areas to perform such services as prescribing and diagnosing, without being specific about what can be prescribed and …

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