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Re: “Prescription for Nurse Practitioners

I disagree with the line that physician training focuses on "disease diagnosis and treatment, the nursing model emphasizes disease prevention and health promotion." It's sloppily written: "disease prevention and health promotion" are the same exact thing...but I guess that makes it sounds like nurses are doing more. And calling nurses more holistic is inaccurate too. I know plenty of doctors who recommend meditation, exercise, and various supplements instead of medications. Not that I agree with all of that. The old line is "What do you call holistic medicine that is proved to work....you call it medicine." These are just talking points of the nurse agenda. First, physicians have more training than nurse practitioners across the board, and get training in disease prevention/health maintenance. Second, saying that nurses have a more "holistic" approach is plain bogus.

Posted by Chris on 03/14/2015 at 12:16 PM

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