Grey's Anatomy Premier!!! + How to Contact Show Creators - page 23

Oh my god! I haven't posted in a long time, but I just had to post again. I'm watching the premier of Grey's Anatomy -- any of you see this?? (new show on ABC) The Doctor, after being questioned... Read More

  1. by   Mahema
    I like the show but can not recall the last time, or any time for that matter that a resident or intern spent any amount of of their day drawing labs or transporting a patient to MRI. I realize that the show is about the doctors and their experiences but I work in a teaching hospital and it is abundantly clear to me that those doctors can attribute much of their learning to the nurses. In fact we are expected to assist with that learing when possible. We are the eyes and ears for the doctors when they are not at the bedside. We provide the cares and perform many of the procedures. We are the voice for the patient when they can not speak for themselves.
    No wonder we have an overwhelmimg shortage of nurse. No one outside of the hospital is aware of the compexity of nursing and its importance to society. Will we ever be seen as educated, highly skilled, hard working, capable professionals? I have seen several shows lately that caught my attention with a story line taking place in my unit but they get so many of the details wrong. I guess I can only hope that someday someone gets it right but who am I kidding. Even my friends and family have no concept of what really happens in an ICU.
  2. by   FranEMTnurse
    Quote from Tweege
    I've never seen this program, and really don't care for these "soap opera" type shows. The producers and writers just want all the controversy, because that's what keeps people coming back for more. Look at how many people have commented on this thread, and I have read a majority of them. I agree that they should create something more true to life, and quit trying to sex up everything. Most story lines are about the same garbage, sex, cheating, greed, any thing negative and controversial. How many people are really like that?

    Anyway, I really just wanted to know if anyone ever watches Discovery Health? I watch "Paramedics", "Trauma, Life in the ER", The Critical Hour, etc. I rarely watch anything else, because I'm tired of what Hollywood pushes on us. The shows on DH are true to life shows, with real DRs, Nurses and Paramedics. Few act arrogantly, the majority are just good people doing their job. The terminology and situations (life and death) are more accurate and depict what I believe we will see and be a part of, rather than the Hollywood versions. I hope that by watching these shows I will become more aware of how it truely is, and maybe better prepare me for the real world.
    Here's one gal who does. Have you watched their newest one. "Untold Stories of the ER?" It's awesome!
  3. by   FranEMTnurse
    Quote from Gompers
    Well, I do love working in a teaching hospital, don't get me wrong. But just saying that unless you work side-by-side with residents (especially SURGICAL residents as they're always the most cocky) you don't understand that this is really what they're like. I personally don't believe the show is knocking nurses - it's showing how surgical residents knock them, even though the nurses are usually RIGHT. Happens quite often where I work.
    The more episodes of this show that I watch (Yeah, I'm hooked) the more convinced I have become it is a show about docs for docs and the public; not nurses. And as far as the ventricle puncture goes, if she had long enough fingernails, wouldn't it be possible for that type of thing to happen?
  4. by   FranEMTnurse
    Quote from tridil2000
    i work in an er at a teaching hospital. we're like one big family. everyone is invited to each other's functions, from docs, nurses to techs!
    Aren't most of them magnet hospitals now?
  5. by   FranEMTnurse
    Quote from thn5625
    Alot of my peers dont have a high opinion of doctors because of their experiences with them. One of them find that doctors seem to be distant and unsocial (dont look at you in the eye, smile, ect..) However my parents have a high opinion of nurses. It could be that there generation respected doctors more because of how they were raised. This generation may not have the same awe or respect for doctors. I dont know what do you think? In spite of the show my peers still see beyond this. Its just like the crime shows on TV. Do those detectives always dress fashionably and look that good?
    The docs in your parents' generation probably made house calls too. You don't even hear of such a thing happening anymore. I had a couple home visits from a doc for medical care when I was a teenager.
  6. by   FranEMTnurse
    Quote from thn5625
    I was wondering if cockiness comes from insecurity. I notice Im most cocky when Im feel my most insecure so I compensate by acting above someone else. Also the post about surgical residents. Maybe they are cocky and competitive because surgery attracts those kind of people. Anyways my main point is cockiness may stem from fragile egos.
    That's true. Sometimes the appearance of being stuck up is actually because the person is timid, and has nothing to do with cockiness.
  7. by   Spidey's mom
    Quote from Franemtnurse
    The docs in your parents' generation probably made house calls too. You don't even hear of such a thing happening anymore. I had a couple home visits from a doc for medical care when I was a teenager.
    All the docs I work with make home visits.

    steph
  8. by   SharonH, RN
    Quote from stevielynn
    All the docs I work with make home visits.

    steph

    I knew a couple of docs who used to make home visits to their bedbound patients here also. It's rare but it does happen.
  9. by   FranEMTnurse
    Quote from stevielynn
    All the docs I work with make home visits.

    steph
    Although very rare in this present age, it's awesome that they still do it where you work, Steph. My hat is off to them for sure.
  10. by   z's playa
    Quote from stevielynn
    All the docs I work with make home visits.

    steph

    Hey Steph ! Do live near the Little House on the Prairie by any chance? :chuckle

    Z

    couldn't resist
  11. by   Spidey's mom
    Quote from z's playa
    Hey Steph ! Do live near the Little House on the Prairie by any chance? :chuckle

    Z

    couldn't resist
    Why yes, good guess.

    steph
  12. by   FranEMTnurse
    Quote from z's playa
    Hey Steph ! Do live near the Little House on the Prairie by any chance? :chuckle

    Z

    couldn't resist
    If she does, I wanna go too!
  13. by   MissPiggy
    Quote from Franemtnurse
    If she does, I wanna go too!
    Can I go too? I wanna!
    Just one thought: doesn't that constitute practicing nursing without a license, though?

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