Gender and power: Nurses and doctors in Canada

  title={Gender and power: Nurses and doctors in Canada},
  author={Barbara Zelek and Susan P. Phillips},
  journal={International Journal for Equity in Health},
  pages={1 - 1}
BACKGROUND: The nurse-doctor relationship is historically one of female nurse deference to male physician authority. We investigated the effects of physicians' sex on female nurses' behaviour. METHODS: Nurses at an urban, university based hospital completed one of two forms of a vignette-based survey in January, 2000. Each survey included four clinical scenarios. In form 1 of the questionnaire the physicians described were female, male, female, and male. In form 2, vignettes were identical but… CONTINUE READING
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