You should know about those changing handmaidens
"Today's nurse has changed. Although many physicians bemoan this, missing the unquestioning obedience and respect even in instances where that respect may not have been warranted, the astute physician will recognize the advantages to the development of a more colleaguial relationship with these former handmaidens. Nurses make up the largest single group of health care providers, thus the medical practitioner may find it to his/her advantage to become acquainted with the basic changes in the nursing profession. The kind of people in nursing, their educational preparation and the work that they do have all changed over the past two decades."--excerpt from introduction of article.
Nursing education , Nursing profession
Houlihan, Patricia J. "You should know about those changing handmaidens," Health Care, (September, 1986), 7-9.