Re: Movies with Nurses - page 2

Hi all. I was just wondering if any of you have seen or can recommend a movie with an example of good (or bad) nursing or medical care in it, such as "Patch Adams." I need to review one for a... Read More

  1. by   skwirm
    Thanks a million everyone. Great responses. You all rock!!!
  2. by   Furball
    Watch the movie "Wit" it portrays nurses as the defenders of pts....very good.
  3. by   fedupnurse
    The Doctor. I think all doctors should have to be patients for a week or so and have all the horrible tests done to them and then wait a week for the results (which are actually available 2 minutes after the test is done). They should be intubated, vented, foley, rectal tube, central lined by a rookie with the ensuing pneumo and chest tube. Then you'd see docs treating patients better. Sad thing is I can easily rattle off names of nurse colleagues who should go thru this too.
    Never heard of Wit. Is it available to rent?
  4. by   Furball
    fedup

    yes, it's available to rent. Wit is about a very ascerbic English Lit professor going through experimental cancer rx. It's VERY good. It does a great job contrasting the goals of the MD's and RN's.
  5. by   adrienurse
    IS it just me, but does the TV show Scrubs make you want to hurl?
  6. by   rosy
    An oldie but a goodie, but still one of my favorites is "Sister Kenny" with Rosland Russel I think. It's about Elizabeth Kenny who pioneered a treatment for polio.
  7. by   outbackannie
    Dixie McCall in Emergency! Now there was a nurse who could do it all!!!
  8. by   JBudd
    Originally posted by rosy
    An oldie but a goodie, but still one of my favorites is "Sister Kenny" with Rosland Russel I think. It's about Elizabeth Kenny who pioneered a treatment for polio.
    Got that one too, and my kids love it. I still think she should have married him, but then she couldn't have kept nursing. What a sacrifice
  9. by   BLCaldwell
    One that I liked was "Lorenzo's Gold", sort of like alternative medicine.

    Another was "Snake Pit", psych has sure come a long way.

    Can't think of that WW II movie where there were all these dedicated nurses on an island in the Pacific. It used to play on the late late show a lot. Especially around 7 Dec.

    I really love "One flew over the cuckoo's nest", have watched it many times. Used to bring it in every time we got a new nurse so they could watch it.

    Good luck on your paper....
  10. by   Andy S.
    I love the show Scrubs, not at all accurate.... but I think it is hilarious! oooo, and they have a marthon running tomorrow night!

    Did you ever think about Trauma Life in the ER, Code Blue, or Maternity Ward from TLC? Alot of times they follow the Docs and residents, but they will follow one or two nurses. They are real life and up to date as far time line stuff.

    Good Luck!
    Andy

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