Grey's Anatomy Premier!!! + How to Contact Show Creators - page 24

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   AuthorityPR0BLEM
    Ooh, I wrote one nasty letter to ABC. I asked for a public apology, and pointed out that no one at ABC would be alive if not for the care and expertise of nurses. :angryfire
  2. by   Bull's eye
    Quote from Gompers
    Do you work as a nurse in a teaching hospital? Because I do, and if the surgical residents were having a party and someone invited US, I can promise you that they'd all say the same thing. No, we don't have cooties, but we're definitely not peers either!
    Hold up now! I am an Orthopedic surgery resident and we go out with the ICU nurses at least 1 thursday a month. It is a rare thing for there to be any animosity toward each other, and we learn from each other (Yes even the 40 year old RN can learn a thing or two from a 28 year old 2 years out of Med school) Don't get me wrong, I would have been a total failure if it wasn't for the nurses.... Just remember it is a two way street. As for the Interns and med students, anytime they they start talking bad about nurses, we just shake our head and say," Your nights will be long and painful." (and you know do it.... the 4:30 call for dry eyes, ect.)
    All in good fun...of course.
  3. by   Gompers
    Quote from Bull's eye
    Hold up now! I am an Orthopedic surgery resident and we go out with the ICU nurses at least 1 thursday a month. It is a rare thing for there to be any animosity toward each other, and we learn from each other (Yes even the 40 year old RN can learn a thing or two from a 28 year old 2 years out of Med school) Don't get me wrong, I would have been a total failure if it wasn't for the nurses.... Just remember it is a two way street. As for the Interns and med students, anytime they they start talking bad about nurses, we just shake our head and say," Your nights will be long and painful." (and you know do it.... the 4:30 call for dry eyes, ect.)
    All in good fun...of course.

    Hey, don't jump on me when I'm trying to DEFEND this show!!!


    The nurses on MY unit (NICU) often have a problem with surgical residents, I think, which is actually why I love this show so much. I want to see the OTHER side of the coin, to better understand these people. Our own peds residents, now they're usually pretty cool, but the vast majority of us would never hang out with them outside of work - they're only with us for a month at a time, and we don't really want to mix work and pleasure. The surgical residents, on the other hand, are usually not the nicest people to us. They rush into the unit at 0600 to do pre-rounds, wake the surgical babies up, and quite often begin painful exams on the babies - completely ignoring our requests to PLEASE let us get the poor kids some Fentanyl first, usually stating that they're in a hurry and can't wait two minutes for us to get the meds. I once had a surgical resident rip a dressing off a very sick baby, tearing much of her skin off in the process. He shrugged it off and left. That's MY impression of a typical surgical resident.

    So yeah, while I do like this show for the drama and insight into the life of a surgical resident, I still stand by my statement that it would be seriously strange for us to hang out with those docs outside of work.
  4. by   michiganrnathome
    didn't have time to read all the threads, just want to make sure everyone knows that the show has been in communication with nursing advocates, they wrote a a very weak letter "apologizing". All I know is that I said on the night of the 1st show that I would NEVER EVER watch it again and I won't!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  5. by   z's playa
    Quote from michiganrnathome
    didn't have time to read all the threads, just want to make sure everyone knows that the show has been in communication with nursing advocates, they wrote a a very weak letter "apologizing". All I know is that I said on the night of the 1st show that I would NEVER EVER watch it again and I won't!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Do you know where I could see this letter?

    thanks

    z
  6. by   michiganrnathome
  7. by   z's playa
    Quote from michiganrnathome
    Thank you ! Wow...weak is right. I actually got a little peeved reading it.


    Z
  8. by   MikeyBSN
    A friend of mine told me that last week one of the interns said when she walks in the room everyone hopes she's the nurse, I guess implying that she looks incompetent and/or stupid.
  9. by   mattsmom81
    Quote from MikeyBSN
    A friend of mine told me that last week one of the interns said when she walks in the room everyone hopes she's the nurse, I guess implying that she looks incompetent and/or stupid.
    This just burns me!!!! None of our letters are having the desired effect obviously. We need to double our efforts..... :angryfire
  10. by   Chad_KY_SRNA
    My friend Becky and I adore the show. It's silly but it's TV.
  11. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    It's silly but it's TV.
    This is what i keep in mind, aside from the fact that we're talking about a show that airs after a show called "Desperate Housewives".

    DH is horrible IMO, Grey's Anatomy is OK, but i think i'll stick with finding a movie to watch instead.

    If i want reality, i'll go to work.
  12. by   FranEMTnurse
    Quote from Marie_LPN
    If i want reality, i'll go to work.
    Heh heh! :chuckle Excellent point, Marie.
  13. by   Bobbye
    I have watched the show from the beginning, and I would say " I love it!" But when it is over I change the channel or turn the television off, because for me it is a means for entertainment. I don't think we should let a couple of comments from a T.V. show, control our feelings about our chosen profession. And if by watching the program gives someone the idea to spout the remarks, I am sure they already felt this way. We can not blame the television for the way we as human beings view society. Because we as human beings our the ones in charge of the remote, at least in my house. :chuckle

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