"Nurse Quacktitioner." - page 5

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  1. by   goody1shoe
    Quote from Marie_LPN
    (yet another reason why NA is not where i'd turn to for support.)
    Are you saying you wouldn't go to an NA? Or wouldn't go to Nurses Anonymous (if there is one) You should clarify this.

    Nurse practitioners are highly trained health professionals who practice autonomously in a great variety of settings, from major teaching hospitals to rural clinics, from military bases to quick clinics. The typical NP has Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in nursing--which means at least six years of college education--and many NPs have doctoral level education. A vast body of research shows that NP care is as good as that provided by physicians. NPs specialize in many different health fields, including family practice, pediatrics, intensive care, emergency care, oncology, cardiology, mental health, surgery, and many others. NPs (like all nurses) take a holistic approach to care, and thus they are especially skilled at cost-effective preventative care, management of chronic disease, and health maintenance. Because many NPs focus on underserved poor and rural communities, they are a vital health resource for millions of people who would otherwise receive little or no health care at all.

    The suggestion that NPs are "quacks" seems like an uninformed but potentially dangerous schoolyard taunt. The danger is that those lacking maturity and wit may adopt the term and try to bring it into common usage. Shhh.

    BTW this duck has been de-quacked and removed from the market. I don't think it's so much that it is a NP and a duck it's that it's called a "Quack", why not Duck Practitioner? I'm sure Mattel didn't mean any harm by it, they're in it for the money and wouldn't risk it knowingly. I would be thrilled to have another nurse doll, but not with the name Quack.
    Last edit by goody1shoe on Jan 21, '06
  2. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Are you saying you wouldn't go to an NA? Or wouldn't go to Nurses Anonymous (if there is one) You should clarify this.
    Nursing Advocacy, the group that is protesting this toy.
  3. by   goody1shoe
    Quote from Marie_LPN
    Nursing Advocacy, the group that is protesting this toy.
    Whew, thanks for the clarification! Now I feel dumb.
  4. by   DarciaMoonz
    It's a cute ducky stuffed animal. It's made for kids and I really don't think that they meant any intentional harm to the nursing profession. I don't know, I think it's funny, and was meant to be cute and humorous, not offensive.
  5. by   NurseLatteDNP
    Quote from DarciaMoonz
    It's a cute ducky stuffed animal. It's made for kids and I really don't think that they meant any intentional harm to the nursing profession. I don't know, I think it's funny, and was meant to be cute and humorous, not offensive.
    As soon as I have seen that the toy is a duck, I did not think that it was ment to offend anyone.
  6. by   SharonH, RN
    Quote from DutchgirlRN
    Wow I just feel like I was slapped in the face. Kudos to you Siri, I hope you do hear something, like an apology.

    Remember the article that doctor wrote in GH about nurses and sucking up to us to get their family members better care? This month there are two letters to the editor regarding his degrading statements. No reply by GH. If I find it, I'll post it.

    Thanks for that update Dutchgirl. In addition to the suggestion that families give nurses chocolate or some nonsense like that, there was also a doc who suggested that people lie about their symptoms to the triage nurse in order to get faster care. I thought that was more egregious than the bribery foolishness. Were there any letters pertaining to that?
  7. by   DutchgirlRN
    Quote from SharonH, RN
    Thanks for that update Dutchgirl. In addition to the suggestion that families give nurses chocolate or some nonsense like that, there was also a doc who suggested that people lie about their symptoms to the triage nurse in order to get faster care. I thought that was more egregious than the bribery foolishness. Were there any letters pertaining to that?
    I honestly don't remember but I'll see if I can find that magazine around here somewhere and post it.

    I have to admit I bought a Nurse Quacktitioner from ebay today for $7.99.
    My best friend is graduating as a nurse practitioner in May. I'm not sure how she'll react but she has a really good sense of humor so perhaps she'll like it. I think it's only in poor taste to use Nurse and Quack together other than that it's just a duck. I am glad it was pulled from the market. That's the power of nurses! Let's move onto bigger issues!
  8. by   JBudd
    It's cute, come on!
    I just went to Ebay and bought one too.

    There is also the "Dr. Koalogist", maybe he does "bear bottoms"
    Last edit by JBudd on Jan 22, '06
  9. by   pannie
    I wish I'd seen this before January birthdays. DD is an NP and her children would love this. Guess I'm off to e-Bay for a couple delayed birthday gifts. DD will love it, too.
  10. by   Jo Dirt
    Quote from imenid37
    How about a chicken who looks like foghorn Leghorn in a lab coat who's a Farmacist? If you have a nurse quactitioner she sould haves a ducktor or pheasant assistant to collaborate with. How about a MOOsage therapist? Imagine what those clove hooves would feel like! It is a kid thing. Kinda cute. When I saw the name, I thought how awful..but I feel like it's just a cute toy. Maybe they should come out with a farm animal doc who is a donkey. Would AMA have a fit or what? More damaging was the Today or GMA piece about Np's. This is just silly kid stuff. (IMHO)
    I think that toy is adorable.
  11. by   streetsmart
    Years ago, I remember another uproar about an ad put out by the Texas medical association. It was a picture of a duck, dressed like a nurse, and the caption was 'nurse quackitioner'. It was in regards to nurses using 'nursing diagnoses' and using their assessment skills to 'treat' patients. The med society encouraged the use of this ad to all the other states medical societies. The ANA really got mad, and demanded an apology from the medical society for this and an immediate retraction of the ad. The medical society said 'we didn't mean any harm' Yeah, right.

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