The Changing Role of Nurses and Its Implications

  • D. Michaeli
Part of the Medicolegal Library book series (MEDICOLEGAL, volume 4)


Nurses resent the image of “physicians helpers” as still seen by the public in general. They demand to assume partnership in responsibility for decision-making concerning patient management. In England in a paper in the British Medical Journal the author says such decisions are made only by physicians and social workers while other professions, including nurses are devoid of the possibility to interfere [1].




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  1. 1.
    Editorial (1981) Doctors and nurses. Br Med J 283: 683–684Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    Peterson CJ (1982) The new nurse and the new physician. Ann Intern Med 96: 374–375Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    Michaeli D (to be published) Physicians, nurses and all the others. Harefuah (Heb.)Google Scholar

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