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
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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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