PROFESSIONALINTERIORDESIGNER finds many similarities between titles and hierarchy in the medical profession and the building design profession. In case you missed it here as a very pertinent N.Y.T. article on this very subject.
So if you did not find yourself substituting “Architect” for “Doctor” and “Interior Designer” for “Nurse” then maybe I need to seek medical help….from a Nurse Doctor…
NO! A Dr. Nurse…….
NO! Howbout an Interior Architect Building Nurse Decorator Doctor Ph.D…AAAAAAAArrrrrrggggggggggghhhhhhhhhhh!
Anyway there are a lot of lessons to be learned from the Nurses march to become peers with MD.’s, or at least to earn the moniker “Doctor”.
“As demand for health care services has grown, physicians have stopped serving as the sole gatekeepers for their patients’ entry into the system. So physicians must increasingly share their patients — not only with one another but also with other professions. Teamwork is the new mantra of medicine, and nurse practitioners and physician assistants (sometimes known as midlevels or physician extenders) have become increasingly important care providers, particularly in rural areas.”
Sounds a lot like architects and certified interior designers roles in the building design effort doesn’t it? Now if only we could find some leadership that might see that it is in both of our profession’s best interests to acknowledge that it is no longer 1975 and that we can adapt to the evolution of both of our professions or we can become irrelevant. Adapt or die as they say.