Are nurses tak­ing on the re­spon­si­bil­i­ties of doc­tors?

7 Days in Dubai - - DEAR 7DAYS... -

Is it just me or are other pa­tients ex­pe­ri­enc­ing the de­te­ri­o­rat­ing ser­vice of our doc­tors? We un­der­stand a lot of you are busy but we paid you or our in­surance paid you dearly to pro­vide us some care. But of­ten a nurse or per­haps even a hos­pi­tal or clinic em­ployee spent time get­ting in­for­ma­tion from us, even ask­ing some of the very sen­si­tive ques­tions from us that we only feel com­fort­able to dis­close to a doc­tor. The wait­ing time to see a doc­tor is of­ten 30 min­utes, or an hour or more. Don’t get me wrong, I ad­mire and ap­pre­ci­ate the ex­cel­lent work of many nurses here in Dubai who pro­vide care for us. But why is it that doc­tors pass­ing all their re­spon­si­bil­i­ties to these nurses? I will not be sur­prised if one day a nurse will tell me I have a ter­mi­nal dis­ease and she need to op­er­ate on me while my doc­tor is busy with other pa­tient. Doc­tors please don’t for­get your word and ad­vice are even more pow­er­ful than drugs. Ar­mina UAE

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UAE

© PressReader. All rights reserved.