Cure vs Care? The Dwindling Difference between Nursing and Medicine The distinction between nursing and medicine is no longer as sharp as it was in the formative period of nursing, that is, from the nineteenth century to the middle of the twentieth. While nursing has adopted many of the same bedrock principles and methods as medicine, however, there remains a meaningful distinction between the two domains. This essay will examine the distinction through the nursing theories of Barbara Bates, the former clinical professor of nursing, and conclude that, while further convergence between the domains of nursing and medicine is likely, the main obstacle to recognition of this convergence has to do with the culture of the medical profession....The end:
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