*TEOTWAWKI – The End Of The World As We Know It
The Australian Primary Health Care Research Institute (APHCRI) says its research shows Australians were comfortable with the newly expanded role to be taken on by specially trained nurses.
Hey, that might just be because lots of Australians think it’s blindingly obvious that the AMA’s long opposition to nurse practitioners has always been about gatekeeping GPs’ monopoly on primary health care instead of about providing Australians with the best possible healthcare services mix? As in about bloody time we took this highly sensible step to more efficiently enable wider and more timely access to well-trained health professionals?
Apparently, “an online poll was underway to further gauge public opinion on the changes” and it can be accessed at surveymonkey. Please, for Maude’s sake, go there and add your voice to the enthusiastically endorsing side of the column so that perhaps future coverage of the essential role about to be filled by nurse practitioners won’t be reported in such condescending terms in future.