A Nurse's Conflict

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A nurse’s conflict between advocating for a patient and following the physician's orders comes from primarily the physician having more power. The physician goes through much more schooling and training than a nurse. A physician has the final say in what is being done to a patient. The different types of training a physician goes through puts them at a higher power. A nurse usually spends more time with a patient and gets to know them better than a physician. So when a nurse advocates for a patient, they are doing what they think is best because they have gotten to know the patient. Because of the physician having more say and power the nurse can only say so much even if they want to do and say more to help their patient. If a nurse oversteps

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