Nurses vs. Physicians

                Some people may not understand the need for the nurse and the physician. Today they are both needed in the medical field. A scholarly article stated, “In brief, this arrangement stipulated that the hierarchical relationship between doctors and nurses would be managed so that nurses’ recommendations and initiatives would be couched in such a way as to maintain the hierarchy and allow the attribution of decisions to physicians,” (Fagin 295).  I think this statement perfectly explains the use of both the doctor and the nurse. The nurse and the doctor work as a team along with other members of the floor. The two work together to make decisions and the doctor makes the final call. The nurse makes the initiative for the patient with the final of the doctor.  Without either of the two, the patient would not get the correct care they needed and the job would not be done correctly.


Fagin, C. M. "Collaboration between Nurses and Physicians: No Longer a Choice." Collaboration between Nurses and Physicians: No Longer a Choice (May 1992): n. pag. Web. 15 Apr. 2014.