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    Why do u want to be a doctor when you can be a nurse?

    Difference between both?
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    OMG!! I was planning on creating the same kind of thread with the exact same title the other day?!

    love to see answers
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    Doctors can make you better while nurses can only make you more comfortable.

    Which equates to a public perception that doctors take all the credit while nurses get the dag end.

    The latter is subservient to the former.

    Here's the thing, both professions rely on each other, both execute vital and noble jobs.

    Not everyone has the ambition or raw ability to become a doctor.

    Not everyone has the guts and stamina to become a nurse.

    But this may all be my warped sense of perspective - I'm an end user who has relied on the services of both and eternally grateful too.
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    A nurse just checks signs, symptoms, and does small stuff. If you have a sickness or ailment, doctors deals with that. Nurses can give tablets. Doctors have to study more, atleast 6 years.
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    Doctors have a bigger role in the diagnosing of the patient.
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    (Original post by Magician)
    Doctors have a bigger role in the diagnosing of the patient.

    maybe
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    Nurses are involved with the patients more and do more of the caring side
    Doctors do have alot of paperwork and theory to focus on
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    I believe the distinction between the two is becoming less distinct. Doctors are primarily the prescribers of medication but nurses have been becoming more influential over what types of medication patients require since they spend more time with the patients compared to the Doctors. I think some nurses may also have the power to prescribe certain drugs in some situations.

    Nurses also have a lot of paperwork, leaving HCA's to become the most involved staff with patients (Doing most of the caring side) so its not a valid point to say Doctors are the only ones with a lot of paperwork. Working as an HCA myself I found I had quite a bit of paperwork to update, even though it wasn't the same volume of paperwork and detail that nurses and Doctors had.

    Depending on the ward, Doctors may not actually have that much of a bigger role in diagnosing patients as the diagnosis may rely on the updated knowledge nursing staff have with the patients that they have seen more recently than the Doctor

    Doctors do study for longer but nursing has become a degree and it shouldn't be overlooked that they have studied too. Nurses can specialise to different fields too so they do have specialist knowledge in specific areas.

    I think the main difference between a Doctor and nurse is that the Doctor has the final say over treatment plans for patients and because of the nature and length of medical training, Doctors will more often have more knowledge over a broader range of illnesses patients present with. I have found that Senior nurses who have been around for decades usually have similar or greater knowledge than some consultants. Simply because they have been doing the job longer and experience is valuable.

    I see Nurses as Doctors who do not want the final say and prefer to spend more time with the patient. I see Doctors as Nurses who are willing to sacrifice their personal lives to use their talents in overseeing the care of many patients even if it means intense and continuous study for the rest of their lives.

    In the heirachy, Nurses will be there to implement the plans of actions that Doctors set but both work complementarily to each other and one could not function without the other.
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    (Original post by james04k)
    A nurse just checks signs, symptoms, and does small stuff. If you have a sickness or ailment, doctors deals with that. Nurses can give tablets. Doctors have to study more, atleast 6 years.
    Trust me, we do more than "small stuff" and dish out tablets.


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    Let's be honest, doctors are the real experts who have a plethora of skills and a vast sum of specialist knowledge to draw upon to care for patients.

    Nurses implement the plans of the doctors and provide a lot of basic care

    Both totally admirable professions. Most nurses don't have the raw ability to be doctors and most doctors don't have the incredible resilience and people skills required to be nurses.

    However, even comparing doctors to nurses in terms of expertise and influence is an insult to the medical profession.


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