I think much of the stress on nurses may come from a less-than-supportive administrative environment. The physicians are a convenient stand-in but can control little of it. They are also under considerable stress, feeling the loss of control and of their profession.
On the other hand, I do enjoy, in a strange way, the more experienced nurses'—read: older—stories of “the good old days” when doctors were king and giants walked the land. We need to capture those stories, before they fade, to give us a perspective on current times.
Thomas Benzoni, D.O.
Sioux City, IowaMercy Medical Center
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