ER last night made me mad! - page 4

:rolleyes: did you guys hear nusre sam ask abby if she could take her shift the next day, and dr. weaver said let somebody else do it, "we don't need our residents to be seen slinging bedpans."... Read More

  1. by   carcha
    so I guess none of u guys were offended by how they protrayed doctors in this series?. Let me see!. One nutter with one arm was racist, a bigot and a general all around fool. One gave the wrong medication to a patient and killed him. Oh yeah, one was accused of , what was the expression T.U.B.E,ing a patient. And one seems to have slept with every member of the nursing and medical staff. Hey nurses GET OVER IT, its only a show and I have to be honest, I dident even notice the remark.
  2. by   teeituptom
    why get upset over a TV show

    there is enough real upset in this world without being upset over "ER"

    if the show really was any good it would either be on the Discovery Channel or the Golf channel

    anywhere else you know its just hogwash

    we all know some nurses in real life who are really looking fo MDs to marry, cant imagine why though.

    we all know some MD s who are always trying to find a willing nurse

    we have all seen some MDs and some Nurses with drug and alcohol problems, this happens.

    so why get upset over some silly little TV show, taint worth the fuss at all

    fuss over something important

    like increaseing college tuition

    like increasing green fees

    something important in the greater scope of things
  3. by   Chaya
    Hey, it looks like the producers of ER (or more accurately ER Doctors) have heeded the complaints about how nurses are portrayed on the show-THERE NO LONGER ARE ANY NURSES ON THE SHOW AT ALL! (Except for the literally ten-second walk-throughs by Hele and a few other very secondary characters. *****
  4. by   mona b RN
    Quote from Chaya
    Hey, it looks like the producers of ER (or more accurately ER Doctors) have heeded the complaints about how nurses are portrayed on the show-THERE NO LONGER ARE ANY NURSES ON THE SHOW AT ALL! (Except for the literally ten-second walk-throughs by Hele and a few other very secondary characters. *****
    I have noticed that too. This show has jumped the shark and needs to wrap up IMHO.

    mona
  5. by   nurseunderwater
    Quote from mona b
    I have noticed that too. This show has jumped the shark and needs to wrap up IMHO.

    mona
    I so agree..

    I used to love this show when it first aired. Over the last 3-4 years I've watched it less and less.

    Now it's peyton place meets general hospital with some blood thrown in to make it good night-time tv.

    Oh well, another one bites the dust.
  6. by   NursesRmofun
    I may be one of the few, I don't know...but I never liked ER because I felt in was a totally inaccurate betrayal of the way the ERs and hospitals in general work! It seems like a big soap opera to me. Sure, there are some juicey things happening in some real hospitals...affairs, etc. But not anywhere close to this stuff...only in the writers imaginations. And the drama is played out very briefly in real life...after all, it's only an ER! Short stays. Short interactions with patients then pass them on to OR, a floor/unit, or home. I like to watch "Trauma in the ER," for those of you who have seen it. It's great. It's real!
  7. by   SharonH, RN
    Quote from itsme
    This thread turned into something that should be in the humor section on here! It is one of the funnier things I have read!! Long live peri-care!!!!!


    Isn't that the truth? I am howling here.


    "no one is in HELL if they can't see the "honor, dignity and power" in providing PERINEAL CARE!!! ......There's nothing beautiful or prestigious about POOP!"


  8. by   KathleenC
    I noticed the remark and I was offended. If that were a real ER, there probably WOULD have been some bedpan slinging. And Weaver would have needed to duck.

    The show has turned into a overly melodramatic soap opera. Does anything good ever happen to these people? As soon as Pratt showed off his new car you knew where that was headed. Can't any staff member be shown showing up for work, working all day without any personal crises and going home to a normal family? Surely someone in that ER could have had a normal social life, married and had children without major complications

    I can't help wondering with the type of rough life Sam had, when she was able to go to nursing school.
  9. by   NewEastCoastRN
    I was working that night and the floor was slow (for once!) so most of our staff watched it together in the break room. You should have heard us yelling at the tv!! That show can be so stupid. And why the heck did they make Abbey a doctor? Why not a nurse practitioner? That comment that Dr Weaver made reminded me of a comment I heard from an INTERN once. The patient was unable to feed herself, and asked the intern for a drink when he was examining her. His response was "I don't give patients drinks, I am a doctor." :angryfire What a little pissant. And he is only an intern!
  10. by   caroladybelle
    Quote from KathleenC
    Can't any staff member be shown showing up for work, working all day without any personal crises and going home to a normal family? Surely someone in that ER could have had a normal social life, married and had children without major complications
    You mean the staff at your workplace have "Normal" lives.

    Can I work with them? I'm tired of working with the " I have to go home early because I broke a nail/my kid's SO broke up with them/hubby's gotten thrown in jail/kid's spouse beat them up/Spouse has a cold and can't use the remote'" crowd.
  11. by   smk1
    Maybe i am just in a bad mood today..... but when did it become common practice on this board for people to judge whether or not a person should feel the way that they feel? I watched the show and yes it irritated me. No it won't matter in the grand scheme of things and yes there are other things in the world that are MORE upsetting, but that doesn't change the fact that this particular show offended me to some degree. If it didn't irritate you then that is great! I promise you that you will also find some things irritating that others will not. If someone wants to vent a bit to let out frustration, let them without making comments like "there are bigger things to worry about, or why would that upset you? It is just a TV show! get over it!", why can't we just reply without judging a persons right to their individual feelings? I guess this is just turning into another vent, because i have noticed this trend in quite a few threads lately. If the problem being vented about wouldn't or didin't bug you thats fine, say so, but it can be done in away that doesn't gloss over someone elses feelings.
  12. by   Gldngrl
    Quote from smkoepke
    Maybe i am just in a bad mood today..... but when did it become common practice on this board for people to judge whether or not a person should feel the way that they feel? I watched the show and yes it irritated me. No it won't matter in the grand scheme of things and yes there are other things in the world that are MORE upsetting, but that doesn't change the fact that this particular show offended me to some degree. If it didn't irritate you then that is great! I promise you that you will also find some things irritating that others will not. If someone wants to vent a bit to let out frustration, let them without making comments like "there are bigger things to worry about, or why would that upset you? It is just a TV show! get over it!", why can't we just reply without judging a persons right to their individual feelings? I guess this is just turning into another vent, because i have noticed this trend in quite a few threads lately. If the problem being vented about wouldn't or didin't bug you thats fine, say so, but it can be done in away that doesn't gloss over someone elses feelings.
    Don't apologize for your opinion, you are entitled to it. Many people feel that ER is "just a show" and that there are more important issues of concern, but ER, other television shows, advertisements, and the media in general insidiously continue to portray nurses and the profession in a negative manner or in a limited role. Many others share your feelings and concerns and are working to change the way our profession is perceived by the public.
  13. by   jkaee
    Quote from Gldngrl
    Don't apologize for your opinion, you are entitled to it. Many people feel that ER is "just a show" and that there are more important issues of concern, but ER, other television shows, advertisements, and the media in general insidiously continue to portray nurses and the profession in a negative manner or in a limited role. Many others share your feelings and concerns and are working to change the way our profession is perceived by the public.

    I agree with Gldngrl and smkoepke.....yeah, it's just a show and there are other things going on that are "more" important....but on one hand we blow this concern off, yet we'll all throw a fit when we are not treated with the upmost professionalism and respect by all. This show, and others like it, may be the only "interaction" that some of the public really has with healthcare workers. I know I got pi##sed at ER when they got a float nurse from the (GASP!) geriatric floor.....she was about 70 years old, in her dress and cap, crabby as can be, and did not possess ANY nursing skills whatsoever. As a matter of fact, when asked for help, she quipped "I only make beds!"

    Now, if that wasn't a "*****!!!" moment for me, I don't know what is.

    So, now us LTC nurses are complete bumbling idiots with NO nursing skills (Oh no, I don't think I can POSSIBLY start an IV or push IV meds, doctor sir, I'm just a geriatric nurse!!) who only are good for making beds and fluffing pillows.

    Thanks a lot, ER, you bunch of morons.

    (I'm in a bad mood, too.....)
    Last edit by jkaee on May 16, '04 : Reason: spelling

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