You know, I never see these sentiments or discussions brought up anywhere outside of SDN. I've never heard anybody speak about this in person, never heard an anesthesiologist rag on CRNAs, never heard a GP complaining about NPs... It's all just polite/PC "oh they're extremely helpful and very knowledgable!"And my classmates have made fun of me for my concern over NP ever expanding "scope of practice".
I suppose there's a stigma about this subject in the public forum among doctors. What's hilarious is that nurses will spare no opportunity to rag on doctors amongst each other; they'll even do it in front of patients and to other doctors. When's the last time you heard a doctor say anything bad about nursing as a profession?
Last point I'd like to make: one of my friends' fiance is currently in school obtaining her DNP (graduated with a BSN) and she's FLABBERGASTED at the amount of institutionalized doctor-hate among her program. She routinely hears her superiors, professors, and mentors warn the NP students to never trust the doctor's advice or diagnosis. They're beating it into them from day 1 of her DNP program. When's the last time you heard any MD professor in your MS1-2 class include slides about how nurses are killing your patients left and right? All I remember from medical school was my mentors and professors praise the hard work and care displayed by ALL the nurses with whom they've worked. Nothing but respect, professionalism, and collegiality.
Our own profession's values will be our undoing - I just hope that it will be our saving grace once the s#it hits the fan.