UK sterotypes in USA - page 4

i was watching an old episode of er which had some shots in london very typical R.P accents etc however it was how nurses were protrayed that intrested me the dress and cap. Does any nhs or private... Read More

  1. by   Duckyaryj
    On my unit if we know that a patient has a certain regimen we try to accommodate as much as possible. for example if a pt takes a med at night instead of the morning we just note it on the chart and change the time on the Medication Administration Record.
  2. by   MaryAnn_RN
    Quote from cheshirecat
    The hospital I work in (NHS) has a private hospital attached to it. We wear tunics and trousers, they wear dresses, belts and frilly caps. I wore caps/belt when I first qualified - 1985, also had a cape with nice red lining to keep me warm in the winter.

    Much more comfortable and safe in my ill fitting tunic and trousers though.
    We wear scrubs in the ICU, given 3 sets and 1 formal dress to be worn with belt but no frilly cuffs, hat or cape. At the moment we are all wearing crocs as well but now Trust management want to ban these and make us wear proper shoes. My immediate managers could care less what we wear on our feet, just happy if we turn up to work.

    I work with people from quite a few nationalities: British, Philipino, German, Spanish, Egyptian, Iraqi, Iranian, Polish for example.

    The Trust had to run study sessions to teach overseas nurses the local dialect because we are based in an inner city area with very strong accents. I.E. daen't instead of does not, and am yow instead of are you. No received pronunciation here!
  3. by   ZippyGBR
    scary do you work at the universally horrible of north staffs then ?
  4. by   cariad
    when living in the uk from a baby i was taken all over the country to live and had several different accents, begining with a scots one picking a lot of a welsh one as a teenager and then returned to scotland, although in a different area to where i had been born or brought up. my nother always told us that no matter what accent we had we should speak correctly, and i have passed this onto my kids. now i am in the states, and lived in a few places over here, my accent is not always picked up, sometimes its australian and more commonly english, but then my best friend from manchester gets told that she speaks the same as me, and our accents are totally different. but the stereotype here, is that theres no such place as the uk, only london, and we eat strange foods, a lot of americans have no idea about the uk nor its culture.
  5. by   MaryAnn_RN
    Quote from ZippyGBR
    scary do you work at the universally horrible of north staffs then ?
    No, bit further south than that...probably just as bad though.

    Mary
  6. by   ZippyGBR
    Quote from scarymary
    No, bit further south than that...probably just as bad though.

    Mary
    Stafford?

    I know people who work in various places around there - mainly through SJA ( why pay to go to the v festival ...???)
  7. by   MaryAnn_RN
    Quote from ZippyGBR
    Stafford?

    I know people who work in various places around there - mainly through SJA ( why pay to go to the v festival ...???)
    No, further south than that. Think yam yams and yo yo's...

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