Gray's Anatomy - page 2

Did anyone catch the comment on Gray's Anatomy last night about nurses? One of the residents was helping another study for boards (that he had failed once) and she asked him if he was going to... Read More

  1. by   Marybogie
    when I read post after post from nurses saying that they are sometimes treated like maids or the doctor's slave with no ability to think for themselves, I get a little sensitive when I hear things like this on TV.
    :yeahthat:
  2. by   sddlnscp
    Eh - I'm not too emotional over it - I love the show anyway, I know it is fiction and I enjoy it. After all - so much of it is goofy and obviously not realistic. They also had one episode where one of the girls (is it Christina, I think that is her name) made some rude comment to the nurse and the nurse ended up giving her all the nasty jobs for the entire night . . . That was fun.
  3. by   tntrn
    Sarah wrote: "They also had one episode where one of the girls (is it Christina, I think that is her name) made some rude comment to the nurse and the nurse ended up giving her all the nasty jobs for the entire night . . . That was fun. "

    And that happens too. I remember one doc who was overheard, standing at our scrub sink, telling a resident to watch out for the OR and OB nurses, because they think they know everything. That same doc later chewed out one of my co-workers for doing a vag check on a labor patient, who was showing signs of active labor, because he'd written an order for No Exams unless active. He told us, very exactly, that if we didn't have an order not to do anything. Soooooooo, we called him for everything, day or night: ice chips, change of position, up to bathroom. You get the picture. And so did he, in a relatively short period of time.

    My hubby and I watch Grey's Anatomy without fail. We laugh, we love the writing, and if something goes differently from way we know it goes in real life, well, so what. My DH is a pilot, and if you knew how wrong airplane shows are you'd be amazed. They are so much more scary than real life.

    And my attorney will affirm what someone else said: Nurses are among THE MOST TRUSTED careers to be in, say after an auto accident for example and you've had to sue the person who trashed your car.
  4. by   nurse4theplanet
    Its a tv show. It's fiction. If you don't like it, don't watch it.

    I watched these tv shows before I went into nursing and it didn't affect my decision.

    If you want to change the public's perception of nurses, come up with a better show.
  5. by   hospitalstaph
    Quote from asoldierswife05
    Its a tv show. It's fiction. If you don't like it, don't watch it.

    I watched these tv shows before I went into nursing and it didn't affect my decision.

    If you want to change the public's perception of nurses, come up with a better show.
    Are you serious???? This is fiction? I had no idea
  6. by   nurse4theplanet
    Quote from L&Dsomeday
    Are you serious???? This is fiction? I had no idea
    Sometimes its confusing...I know but don't worry, worse will be said or done so I wouldn't get so worked up about it :chuckle
  7. by   hospitalstaph
    Quote from asoldierswife05
    Sometimes its confusing...I know but don't worry, worse will be said or done so I wouldn't get so worked up about it :chuckle
    I honestly don't remember getting all worked up about it, I was just asking what everyone thought of the comment.

    T
  8. by   nurse4theplanet
    Quote from L&Dsomeday
    I honestly don't remember getting all worked up about it, I was just asking what everyone thought of the comment.

    T
    well, i think it really doesn't matter. I used to worry about every little thing that was said that degraded nursing. But in the end, its what the public wants...juicy drama about doctors with the 'uninteresting' nurses in the background. And until there we (as a profession) push to have our equal representation in the spotlight and support an alternative, then perhaps we should not be so quick to complain about the shows that aren't doing the job for us. That's my 2 cents.
  9. by   Gompers
    Quote from L&Dsomeday
    Did anyone catch the comment on Gray's Anatomy last night about nurses? One of the residents was helping another study for boards (that he had failed once) and she asked him if he was going to continue to nurse his ego or get to studying. She then said," And the key word being NURSE, or do you want to be a doctor?"
    While they probably meant it that way, I thought of the comment a little bit differently. When she said "key word being NURSE" I thought she was bringing up his infidelity from the previous week with a nurse.

    We've been through this argument before, because this show doesn't exactly do much for glorifying nursing...

    It's a show about doctors. Surgical residents, in fact. And if you've ever worked with surgical residents, like me, you'd think the show is actually spot on. They really are that full of themselves in real life.

    It's not a show about nurses. We don't have those on TV anymore. And that sucks. But really, I don't think a couple of little comments on a TV drama is really going to have that big of an effect on the public's perception of nurses. We aren't the center of the universe.

    I just can't wait until January 3rd - finally we're getting "Scrubs" back on NBC! Idiot network shelved it to push their new shows. Why they do things like that is beyond me. But it's back!!!

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