The AAFP recognizes the valuable contributions of the nursing profession. We believe that physicians and nurses occupy interdependent roles in the delivery of quality, comprehensive health care. The discerning observations and contributions of nurses who provide direct patient care greatly enhance the knowledge and skills of physicians and enhance the quality of care provided to patients.
The AAFP continues to promote and support effective nurse/physicians interaction in clinical settings through policies that engender cooperation in patient care and a climate that fosters mutual respect and trust.
The AAFP expresses the highest regard and professional respect for educated, dedicated and caring nurses. (1983) (2018 February BOD)