Am I Only one who is irritated by doctors and medical shows? - page 4

by Destiny'skid 17,552 Views | 117 Comments

I am not even a nurse yet, but my short time in the hospital as aide made me see how much nurses do and how smart they are about patient care and how little doctors are even around and sometimes honestly they seem to just not get... Read More


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    I don't think anyone here is actually criticizing physicians for not doing the job of a nurse. What they are irritated about is that the media portrays physicians doing what we do, and so leading to many in the general public believing that what we work hard to do each day is accomplished by the doctors.

    It doesn't mean that we don't think the doctors have a hard job.
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    Quote from SaoirseRN
    I don't think anyone here is actually criticizing physicians for not doing the job of a nurse. What they are irritated about is that the media portrays physicians doing what we do, and so leading to many in the general public believing that what we work hard to do each day is accomplished by the doctors.

    It doesn't mean that we don't think the doctors have a hard job.
    Agree!!
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    Quote from PMFB-RN
    I think Nurse Jackie, drug addictions included, is the most accurate medical show I have ever seen. That is not to say it's accurate, just compaired to the crap like House & Grey's it is.
    ^ I forgot to mention Nurse Jackie. Current best show about healthcare...the good, the bad, the ugly, in an entertaining way.
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    Scrubs and Nurse Jackie are the only two worth watching that don't irritate the heck out of me. Nurse Jackie is the most realistic, and even it has unrealistic moments (like going out to eat regularly with her doc friend, or finding the time to have sex with the pharmicist during her shift). However, it is a TV show, so... Scrubs is just so full of comedic goofieness that it's hard to take seriously. Hawthorne is deplorable... Your typical sterotypes with the one nurse in pink being a flirt, the two male nurses, one wanted to be a doc but couldn't get into med school, the other is gay! Then the manager is running the floor with her nurses, and answers to docs like they are her bosses!!! Ugh! House ticked me off years ago when he asked a kid to help him with a LP, and the kid was like "shouldn't a nurse help"? House was like, you'll do a better job than a nurse...... Blah! No nurses, unless they are changing bedpans. Docs doing ALL of the work, and maybe two nurses in the background in most of the shows.
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    I watched ER a couple of times........why are there more doctors in the ER than nurses? I see like ten of them running around yelling orders and probably about two nurses lol. Severely inaccurate....
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    I'm glad someone posted this because I haven't been online in quite some time, but I was going to post something along those lines specifically about Grey's Anatomy. I have watched other medical shows(House, Scrubs, ER), but Grey's Anatomy is the WORST in its portrayal of nurses...always putting them down and making them act as complete idiots. I can't stand it! Even though House has doctors completing nursing tasks, at least it doesn't put them down on a regular basis. Scrubs shows Carla and other nurses in a more positive position. Grey's...I started watching it only recently and it is truly awful. I hate to admit it, but I still like watching the show. :/
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    I don't always like how nurses are portrayed in the media. There used to be an organization of nurses dedicated to advocating for better representation of nurses, but I think they shut down shop. There was a time when I would send ABC emails complaining about Greys Anatomy's portrayal of nurses, but I later realized it was futile & stupid. As long as our educational standards don't require a 4 year degree, I think it will stay that way.
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    You mistakenly think I really am that upset about it. I don't perpetuate any battle between nurses and docs. Where I work, we all get along pretty well. As far as television goes, I just made a comment, I don't sit around getting my blood pressure about it, I just think it's ridiculous. Let's not get too serious about the OP's post.
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    ( more real than the medical soap operas ) i love to watch The Doctors because i find the main host, Dr. Travis Stork, to be pretty good looking, at least better than most drs i see in real life. if they cast all super hot doctors i would watch even more often.

    i doubt law and order is accurate portrayal of cops, lawyers, DAs, judges etc. ... the same detective who investigates a kidnapping in nyc also investigates international animal smuggling?????? lol i think not
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    Totally don't care. I like the CHEEEESINESS of medical shows. I find it amusing how many things I find wrong in shows like Grey's Anatomy and ER


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