"The View" insults nursing - page 5

Take Action! "The View" doesn't seem to include nursing June 16, 2003 -- Tonight's prime time episode of ABC's "The View," which consisted of a "His and Her Body Test" designed to impart basic... Read More

  1. by   nowplayingEDRN
    Originally posted by SmilingBluEyes
    No one should hold his/her breath, awaiting a response. But it is good for the soul to register one's opinion/disagreement anyhow.
    Venting and voicing an opinion about something you believe in and feel strongly about is always good for the soul!
  2. by   Spidey's mom
    Two years ago I was sitting on my couch nursing a newborn baby boy and flipping through the channels and ended up watching "The View". Star said something I found unfair and I went to the website and there was a place to personally email each of the ladies. I sent an email to Star and I heard back the next day.

    I too think it is a "fluff" show . . . . but I do watch it sometimes while cleaning the house. Then I turn the tv off and turn on the rock and roll . . .. more fun to clean house while dancing. Or listen to talk radio. Or sit at the computer and get nothing done.

    steph



  3. by   xantha31669
    I too e-mailed them. I suggested they try coming and working with a nurse on a busy medical-surgical floor and see who does the work of caring for and curing pts. I also mentioned that the majority of education provided to pts is provided by the nurses in most settings. This is precisely why I prefer to see the APRN at my MD's office because they take the time to explain things to me and not just hand me a prescription or send me for a test and send me out the door clueless so they can hurry to the next patient.

    I know they don't care but i feel better having just been able to vent.

    Lori
  4. by   NurseLili
    I missed the prime time special but watch the show regularly.
    As lighthearted as the "ugly nurse" sketch might have been, I concur with many of you, that didn't make it right because with the critical nursing situation we cannot affort further denigration of nurses perpetuated by the media.
    As for The View, I have mixed opinions, and I've also seen Meredith announce once that there was a group of nurses in the audience three weeks ago, and they received a strong round of applause....
  5. by   funnygirl_rn
    I think Star ought to do a 12 hr shift in her Payless shoes, she advertises....and without a lunch break...let alone a pee break!
  6. by   Gator,SN
    I think Star ought to do a 12 hr shift in her Payless shoes, she advertises....and without a lunch break...let alone a pee break!
  7. by   nowplayingEDRN
    Originally posted by funnygirl_rn
    I think Star ought to do a 12 hr shift in her Payless shoes, she advertises....and without a lunch break...let alone a pee break!
    :roll :roll :roll

    You go girl....maybe you shold mail that suggestion to them
    Last edit by nowplayingEDRN on Jun 22, '03
  8. by   funnygirl_rn
    Originally posted by UntamedSpirit
    :roll :roll :roll

    You go girl....maybe you shold mail that suggestion to them

    I did...that was my last sentence in my email.
  9. by   ucandoit
    Has anyone heard anything from "the view" cast yet?
  10. by   travelbug
    Not me.
  11. by   SmilingBluEyes
    like I said, don't hold your breath. Sometimes, having our say is all we can take comfort in.
  12. by   nowplayingEDRN
    Originally posted by funnygirl_rn
    I did...that was my last sentence in my email.
    Hehehehehehe! Somehow I knew you already did and I think it's hysterical. :chuckle That will definitely give them food for thought!
  13. by   mattsmom81
    No, haven't heard back. I guess they don't care. Perhaps the posters who suggested it is just another silly daytime show were right...and we are giving The View too much credit in the first place.

    Sad that professionals such as Jones and Walters would sink to this. Guess it pays well, eh?

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