Read the following situation and start a discussion about it.
Sustain your arguments with the support of literature.
You are one of the Nurse Practitioners working at a Community Medical Center.
You heard one of the Physicians saying the following in a conversation with another doctor:
“It is unusual for NPs to refer themselves as a Doctor because they simply are not. It is atypical. I also think that Nurse Practitioners should not work independently, at any time, and in any circumstances. There must always be a real Doctor to guide them. They must always work under the mandate of a Doctor”.
– What do you think about that?
– State your position or point of view about it.
– If you had the opportunity to be part of the conversation, what would you respond to the doctor’s argument?