Gray's Anatomy

  1. 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?"

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  3. by   mommy2BCD
    oh that show really makes me mad. Did anyone see the episode where the doctors were fighting over who would give the enema????? :chuckle yeah right...since when has a dr. done that ?! They need some major adjustments on that show :angryfire


    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?"

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  4. by   hospitalstaph
    Quote from abbyRNtobe
    oh that show really makes me mad. Did anyone see the episode where the doctors were fighting over who would give the enema????? :chuckle yeah right...since when has a dr. done that ?! They need some major adjustments on that show :angryfire
    Yeah I did see that episode. You mean that Docs don't give enemas?? Well, I thought that I was off the hook after watching that show

    Also did you notice that the character that the resident cheated on his girlfriend (who is also a resident) with was a nurse. And they did it at the hospital, in a locker room or something. Oh yeah that makes nurses look real good. Just take me to the locker room Dr. ---- and I will take good care of you

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  5. by   BamaBound2bRN
    I love Gray's Anatomy. I have said this before, GET A GRIP it is ONLY a sitcom/TV show I thought the line was very appropriate for the context of the show. It is as if I said I better pass my NCLEX unless I want to end up being a CNA/PCA for life.
  6. by   sugabuga
    I LOVE Grey's Anatomy!! It's the only show I watch (I'll put the books away)! It's just a tv show folks. Just about every show degrades something or someone.
  7. by   jaxmom63
    I also love the show. I notice that a lot of times we seem to take this stuff way to personally. Maybe you should just accept it as what it is. Fiction. And some of that stuff does go on in real hospitals. There was an incident where I did my clinicals that concerned a doc, a nurse and the parking lot. I heard about it while observing a lap choley. The surgeon doing the surgery was the one who caught them and he proceeded to tell the whole incident during the surgery. Sometimes fact is stranger than fiction.
  8. by   hospitalstaph
    Quote from sugabuga
    I LOVE Grey's Anatomy!! It's the only show I watch (I'll put the books away)! It's just a tv show folks. Just about every show degrades something or someone.
    Oh I love it too! In fact I should have been studying last night and not watching it

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  9. by   Princess74
    Me too, I love it.
  10. by   Marybogie
    I have said this before, GET A GRIP it is ONLY a sitcom/TV show
    Ok, point taken. BUT, it does affect the public's perception of nurses, don't you think? I was mad enough about this to e-mail the show's writers, it's not the first time this show has dissed nursing. Come on, with the dire shortage of nursing the United States is facing, don't you think public perception of nurses counts?
  11. by   yvonnemuse
    Yes, the show makes jabs unnecessarily at nurses .I dismiss it. Poll after poll after study shows that despite the portrayed sexualization and handmaiden image foisted upon nurses in the media culture, that nurses are THE most trusted of all professions. Yep, that is above MDs, lawyers, and therapists.I indulge in Gray's Anatomy as a guilty pleasure.
  12. by   KrisRNwannabe
    i can't imagine that the public's perception of nursing would be changed because she said don't nurse your ego. if i am not mistaken the term nurse has other meanings. and yes i have seen residents and med students do lots of nursing tasks. it is not unheard of.
  13. by   hospitalstaph
    Quote from Marybogie
    Ok, point taken. BUT, it does affect the public's perception of nurses, don't you think? I was mad enough about this to e-mail the show's writers, it's not the first time this show has dissed nursing. Come on, with the dire shortage of nursing the United States is facing, don't you think public perception of nurses counts?
    Thank you! This was the point that I was trying to make. I guess I was perceived by some as an overly sensitive nut (ok maybe on some days, but not today)

    Yes this show probably has little to no effect on the general public, but 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. When I know that a number of nurses (particularly male) have been asked "why didn't you become a doctor" I wonder if some people think that nurses are people that flunked out of med school or weren't smart enough to try in the first place.

    Just my thoughts......

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  14. by   sharann
    It seems as if the show may be more a reflection of reality than not(unfortunately). Isn't the type of comment made by these interns exactld the king of thing said by their real life counterparts. Would we feel better if the nurses slammed the doctors throughout the show?
    I get real mad too when I hear this crummy talk about nurses and those innuendos, but I also see it as fiction. The writers do have technical consultants...maybe we should find out who THEY are.

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