There have been lots of comparisons between nurses and physicians. In the past and even in a number of cases presently; nurses and physicians work together in collaboration such that they provide quality services needed by the patients. This is however changing as nurses take on a more active role in providing primary healthcare. The trend can be encouraged considering the increasing demand of healthcare and the costs coming as a result.
The population requires much more services in the primary healthcare thus the need to utilize any available resources to ensure that their demands are sufficiently met (Light, 1988). The nurses, majority who have spent quite sometime with the doctors are well equipped to treat most of the common ailments. These include sore throat, abdominal pains and in some cases help patients deal effectively with diseases such as diabetes and asthma (Freudenheim, 1997).