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Opinion: More than ‘minions’: Nurses deserve more respect from doctors

The hierarchy in medicine — mostly male doctors at the top of the heap and mostly female nurses below — gets in the way of patient care. It needs to…

The longstanding hierarchy in medicine — mostly male doctors at the top of the heap and mostly female nurses below them — often gets in the way of patient care. We need to change that structure for the good of the profession and our patients.

Emerging trends in medicine and nursing may lead to “flattening the hierarchy” as women move into traditionally male roles, sociologist Anne V. Bell recently told attendees at Rosalind Franklin University’s on the gender divide in health care professions. But despite these gains, women still

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