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This video was in a word ridiculous. I watched the entire thing because it was part of a assignment otherwise it hardly would hold the interest of any nurse practitioner or physician. The entire issue would be null if medical doctors were only called physicians and not "doctors". A physical therapist who has a doctorate is still a physical therapist not a "doctor" (and by that I mean physician) . Patients are already confused by nurses and medical assistants and really any female care giver is a nurse so I am sure that adding a doctoral level will add another level of confusion. However, it is not a reason to back down, and in the end it is more the physician than patient group that may take issue with the title. SBCann NP
This was a terribly biased video. This kind of behavior sets up a deffensive attitude on the part of the DNP. The focus can't be on the patient when the physician is angrily attacking the DNP. Many other specialties have a doctorate and are called 'doctor'. Psychologists, optomotrists, and pharmacists to name just a few. It really is dumb to be wasting time arguing when there are plenty of patients and more on the way with the health crisis. An abvious way to handle this in the hospital is to have name tags that say, Dr. Ouida Page, DNP, Nurse Practioner. Thank you. ~Ouida Page
It is in my opinion that DNP's deserve the same level of respect and professionalism as any other Doctorally prepared specialty. I agree with the previous posts that this video does not accurately depict the relationship between physicians and DNP's. However, on the other hand I believe that this topic will need resolution that will require open discussion between DNP's and MD's. I also think that this discussion will promote a level of transparency regarding both the role and title of a DNP needed to all disciplines within the health care system and to our patients' we serve in an effort to provide the highest quality care.
I agree. Unfortunately, there are multiple similarly degrading videos surfacing on social media. We should not have to fight this battle. We are all healthcare providers with the patient as our ultimate concern. Let's put down the battle armour and pick up the unifying principle of working together for better patient outcomes.
This video is a display of ignorance. I agree Cynthia, this does not display an MD and DNP relationship. I think the title can be confusing to a patient; however, it is easy to clarify if one takes the time. Im sure some of us work with physicians who respect the doctorate degree within all disciplines to include pharmacy, education, and physical therapy. To provide our community with the best care, we are ALL needed, doctors, DNPs, nurses, and the entire rest of the team. I hope our future as DNPs grows respect and continues to move forward not backward in the populations view.
This is a very unfortunate video posting that does not portray the DNP or MD in a very professional light. Hopefully we are approaching a time where DNPs and MDs can embrace professionalism and move beyond such seemingly trivial barriers to an improved, collaborative approach to patient care.
The issue of title is one that is being fought hard by the American Medical Association. The AMA stated in Resolution 232 that the doctor title applies only to physicians, dentists and podiatrists (2008b). The AMA fears using the title of doctor would put nurse practitioners one step closer to practicing with autonomy. Unfortunately, statements by the AMA have provided physicians and others with ammunition to oppose and criticize the advancement of the NP education.
Thanks for sharing the video. I agree it is a form of bullying. The real issue I have with the video is that it implies that Nurse Practitioners are ashamed of who they are. Nurse Practitioners are proud to say who they are and what their role is in the healthcare field. Obtaining a DNP degree does not mean the Nurse Practitioner wants to be a Medical Doctor. It simply means they wanted to obtain the highest degree in nursing practice. The AACN stated the DNP degree is centered on evidence-based practice which allows for improvement of clinical care delivery and patient outcomes. I do not understand why a medical professional wanting to increase their knowledge and clinical skills to provide better patient care is being scrutinized. We, as medical professionals, should all be working together to provide better care for our patients.
Unfortunately, physicians feel threatened by anyone who even appears to have clinical expertise if their title doesn’t begin with Dr. (medical that is). For a long time physicians have given orders and really havent had to deeply consider the knowledge, skills, and abilities of other health care professionals. Those days are slowly, but surely coming to an end. I say this, not spitefully, but with all positivity. Perhaps outcomes haven’t proven more effect to date because the team for years has only comprised of the medical doctor. They will get over it…..one day!
Dr. Jamison, thank you for this post. I am a DNP student and we are currently discussing whether or not we should refer to ouselves as a doctor. I appreciate the feedback others have posted. I would agree it is completely acceptable to introduce oneslef as a doctor and follow through with "your Nurse Practitioner" I have always found it helpful to then ask if they are familiar with what a nurse practioner is just in case the person has never had a nurse practitioner deliver care.
I do believe as nurses we have been through boot camp training within our profession when it comes to bullying issues as we evented how to eat our young. The issues of horizontal violence still permeate the nursing profession at various levels so we are prepared through our own bullying experineces to deal with this issues when other professionals begin to attack our position and the work we do. Fortunately I work in an organization that respects advanced practice nurses and what we have to offer. The you tube video posted by an NP was also heartbreaking. Hopefully over time, this behavior will cease.
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