Are nurses really more compassionate than doctors?

“Nurses don’t have a monopoly on compassion,” writes Kim over at Emergiblog in a thought-provoking post about—among other things (including vintage nurses’ uniforms)—some words of wisdom from a doctor colleague on why people visit the ER over seemingly minor problems.

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-Jacob M., AJN senior editor

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2016-11-21T13:34:30+00:00 April 17th, 2009|Nursing|1 Comment

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Senior editor/social media strategy, American Journal of Nursing, and editor of AJN Off the Charts.

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  1. Susan Herzberger April 17, 2009 at 4:18 pm

    I do not think that nurses have a monopoly on compassion but that quality combined with empathy and gender-related culturing sets them up for exploitation and burnout. The idea of auto industry workers morphing into nurses gives me a glimmer of hope that the pattern our profession has been caught in may change.

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