Ruth Padilla, president of the Philippine Nurses Associa-tion, mentioned another in-stance in Britain when a Filipino nurse performed "suturing" (or stitching) in an emergency situation.
That didn't sit well with the doctors in the hospital simply because it was not his
job as a nurse, she
being a doctor came out at that instance," she
said."Even if the doctor had the pur-est intention to save the life of that patient, the thing is you're not supposed to do that be-cause you are employed on re-cord as a nurse."Padilla
said the tendency of some doctors-turned-nurses was to "medical management," not render nursing care.
The difficulty among some doctors of adjusting to the nurs-ing profession has also been reflected in nursing board ex-ams.