Did you all watch today's Dr.Phil show today? He apolized in his show today

  1. hi guys

    those who wrote letters and sent emails to dr.phil about what he said about nurses in his show, i just want to let you guys know that he read part of the letter that was sent to him and he apologized about it in his show today. he should have quoted what he actually said in his show but he didnt. he didnt sound very apologetic, he sounded a little sarcastic and belittling. he said that professional image is very important and that nurses are backbone of medical field.
    so i want to thank all of you who sent letters and emails to dr. phil and speaking up for nurses!!!!!!!
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  2. 12 Comments

  3. by   KacyLynnRN
    GOOD!
    I sent an email to him about it so I am glad he addressed it. Normally I think Dr. Phil has the right idea, but that comment he made about nurses only going into nursing to 'snag a doctor' was WRONG, WRONG, WRONG!!!
    Glad he adknowledged so.
  4. by   SmilingBluEyes
    I thought his words were very nice.....he sounded sincere. I am not a fan of his, but I am appreciative that he at least addressed our concerns in the way he did.
  5. by   oramar
    Quote from graduatenurse
    hi guys

    he didnt sound very apologetic, he sounded a little sarcastic and belittling. he said that professional image is very important and that nurses are backbone of medical field.
    he always sounds nasty and sarcastic to me no matter what the subject matter. i stopped watching him long ago. matter of fact i have just about stopped watching network tv alltogether. it is tlc, discovery channel, history channel, outdoor life network, food channel, animal planet, travel channel, upn and sometimes spike tv that is on my tv 90% of the time.
  6. by   MultipurposeRN
    Er...guess I'm out of the loop. What did he say?
  7. by   fab4fan
    Well, he certainly did a good job of fluffing over what started the letters. He never acknowledged that he made a patently false statement about the profession. Rather than reading a letter from one of the many nurses who wrote him in protest, he instead tried to be cute again by reading a letter from his sisters.

    Personally, I'm still rooting for them to beat him up. I really don't think he should do us any favors by doing a program on the image of nurses in the media/public...with friends like him, who needs enemies?
  8. by   z's playa
    Quote from fab4fan
    Well, he certainly did a good job of fluffing over what started the letters. He never acknowledged that he made a patently false statement about the profession. Rather than reading a letter from one of the many nurses who wrote him in protest, he instead tried to be cute again by reading a letter from his sisters.

    Personally, I'm still rooting for them to beat him up. I really don't think he should do us any favors by doing a program on the image of nurses in the media/public...with friends like him, who needs enemies?

    Exactly what i thought! His apology was a load of BS. Why doesn't he recap with a clip exactly what he said but no....that would mean thousands of viewers would see that his "apology" which only addressed a letter from his sisters (bias anyone?) was really NOT referring to what he actually said. Now read a real letter Dr Phil and write your OWN apology...dont let your producers write the politically corect version.
  9. by   z's playa
    Quote from fab4fan
    Well, he certainly did a good job of fluffing over what started the letters. He never acknowledged that he made a patently false statement about the profession. Rather than reading a letter from one of the many nurses who wrote him in protest, he instead tried to be cute again by reading a letter from his sisters.

    Personally, I'm still rooting for them to beat him up. I really don't think he should do us any favors by doing a program on the image of nurses in the media/public...with friends like him, who needs enemies?

    I agree.
  10. by   UM Review RN
    with friends like him, who needs enemies?


    While I certainly understand where you're coming from on that one, there is a way to turn this to our advantage and FINALLY have some real dialogue about what nurses do, how much intelligence and education we must have, and hopefully, what we're up against. All this might just get some education to an uninformed public.

    I say this could be a good thing. Call it "spin," call it whatever you like, but Nurses, I implore you, let's not miss this opportunity to do something positive for the profession.
  11. by   UM Review RN
    Well, lookee what I found on his website! Check it out, folks!

    https://www.drphil.com/drphilplugger...gId=D145600002
  12. by   RN4NICU
    woohoo

    a fake apology from a real jerk.
  13. by   fab4fan
    Quote from RN4NICU
    woohoo

    a fake apology from a real jerk.
    LOL!
  14. by   Reddy,RN
    I like the way your mind works, Angie.

    My 2 cents (1 cent on the world market these days):
    Dr. Phil is in SHOW business. His real feelings and prejudices don't enter into the equation at all. He's more akin to a barking seal slapping its flippers for sushi than to a therapeutic approach to modern life. I'm sure it's not easy - to make things controversial but not too controversial, to tease the next segment and to wrap up each segment on time for a word from his sponsors (which is where the real clout is when you want a letter campaign to make a difference).

    Framing the key issues for the January show on the nursing profession is worth doing. What do you want it to address? Is it better to focus on how good people can enjoy their pursuit of happiness in this field or on how necessary nurses are to everyone as they move through life?

    I think the visuals on that show should not include any "naughty nurse" stills (but probably will for "contrast"). Any of the Discovery Health channel episodes that show real nurses would be better.
    Last edit by Reddy,RN on Dec 21, '04 : Reason: spelling

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