VCR/DVR Alert - Vietnam Nurses with Dana Delany - page 2

I saw a snippet in Entertainment Weekly which gives the doc a good review and states: "Look, you're just going to cry........" What I like is that it not only is going to tell their story at the... Read More

  1. by   sirI
    it was good, steph. i thought of you when i watched it last night. very moving. enjoyed seeing china beach before and after, too.

    it comes on again today at 5 p.m. i would be happy to tape for you and send it to ya.
  2. by   Spidey's mom
    Quote from siri
    it was good, steph. i thought of you when i watched it last night. very moving. enjoyed seeing china beach before and after, too.

    it comes on again today at 5 p.m. i would be happy to tape for you and send it to ya.
    that would be great! i'll pm you my address.

    steph
  3. by   sirI
    Two threads merged.
  4. by   dekatn
    They had an address to order the dvd, www.vietnamnursesdvd.com, the site also shows the nurses memorial in D.C.
  5. by   indigo girl
    I remember before I started my nursing program, visiting that department at my university, I saw one of the instructors and knew, without any doubt, that she was an Army nurse, and Vietnam vet. She was my med/surg instructor.
    I will never forget her.

    I loved China Beach. I also read, " The Morning After". I plan on ordering this DVD.
  6. by   gonzo1
    Watched this last night, then followed it with the China Beach that had the nurses commentary on it. Two hours of tear jerking, made me proud to be a nurse, TV.
    I will never know what they went through, but in the future when I see silly promo's about nurses being "angels" I will think of these nurses and realize it isn't that far from the truth. Although hopefully in time we will all be seen more as the skilled, educated professional we are.
    I've never seen China Beach before and probably won't start watching it now, but what a great show. I'll bet it had some influence on girls becoming nurses.
  7. by   Otessa
    Can't wait!!
  8. by   SharonH, RN
    Quote from siri
    it was good, steph. i thought of you when i watched it last night. very moving.

    it was very moving. while speaking of their struggles to get recognition and a memorial, one of the nurses said "if it wasn't for us, the wall would be much higher and much wider". i thought that summed up their contributions in vietnam so promptly. in another scene, another nurse told of meeting a woman in dc who was looking for possibly the last person who had touched her son before he died in vietnam.
  9. by   JohnBearPA
    Quote from SharonH, RN
    It was very moving. While speaking of their struggles to get recognition and a memorial, one of the nurses said "If it wasn't for us, the wall would be much higher and much wider". I thought that summed up their contributions in Vietnam so promptly. In another scene, another nurse told of meeting a woman in DC who was looking for possibly the last person who had touched her son before he died in Vietnam.
    I watched this show twice. Last night, and today after work. I'll be the first to say that it makes all of my minor "*******" about bad days at work look like a day at Disney! I can't imagine being 20 years old and facing the things that those brave women faced, and I'm a 40 year old guy that thought he had seen it all. I had a few tears in my eyes by the end, and recomend that anyone that missed this fantastically poignant show catch it next time it airs!
  10. by   Altra
    Just watched the show earlier this evening ... I was moved to tears.

    I agree w/JohnBearPA's post above -- it makes our typical daily headaches & frustrations look minor by comparison. I've seen a lot of traumatic injury, human drama and pain in a year in a Level I ER, but nothing that would even begin to compare.

    All nurses have my respect, but let me just take a minute to give my humble thanks to those who have served on active military duty.
  11. by   Tweety
    I've been working 12-hour shifts weekened, but plan to watch it tomorrow night. Thanks for the reviews. I'm looking forward to it.
  12. by   DarlinNurseRed
    Was my original post moved? Just curious...
  13. by   DarlinNurseRed
    Ok...two threads merged, got it.

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