Robert B. Sklaroff, MD; Susan A. Weiss, RN, MSN; Robert B. Sklaroff, MD, Associates
To the Editor: Ginzberg (1) neglected to discuss three generic approaches to alleviating the nursing shortage: nurse-designed strategy, nurse-physician collaboration, and physician-supported restructuring. Such efforts are being conducted both on a "micro" level and through professional societies; singly and collectively, they are based on the premise that a mature physician-nurse relationship provides the optimal controlling force in health care delivery and the sine qua non of any solution to this crisis: professional satisfaction.
"Hospitals and their physician staffs need to take action to ensure that nurses will be used effectively and at their highest level of competence," but it is
Sklaroff RB, Weiss SA, Sklaroff RB. The Nurse-Physician Relationship. Ann Intern Med. 1990;112:964. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-112-12-964_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1990;112(12):964.
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