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What skills do doctors and nurses need?

BMJ 2008; 337 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.a1722 (Published 18 September 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a1722

Doctors and Nurses

Life is competition for survival. This competition breeds conflict and jealousy,
which affect all relationships, including those between spouses, siblings,
neighbors, and co-workers. So we shouldn’t be surprised that there is some
conflict and jealousy between doctors and nurses. However, we must ensure
that no internecine competition ever affects the quality of patient care.

Competing interests:
None declared

Competing interests: No competing interests

20 September 2008
Hugh Mann
Physician
Eagle Rock, MO 65641 USA