Media Portrayal Of Nurses - page 3

Recently, in the Boston Herald (FEBRUARY 12 ISSUE), there was a short news clip about WHDH reporter Sara Edwards who, along with a small group of other reporters was selected to appear on a... Read More

  1. by   yannadey
    one can only hope that if & when ms. edwards get sick & is hospitalized that the dear doctors she so idolized will be there with her 24/7 and not just for the 2minutes they seem to spend with each pt. during rounds.
  2. by   Tookie
    Until we become more positive and have more 'power' and not seen in a caring dare l say submissive and to some people historically sexual way then the media will contiue to portray us as the handmaidens and the battle axes (this is the name of a show talking about the nurses image shown on the ABC (local TV here) about 8 years ago.
    it was quite well done talked about the historic infleunces, the strerotypes etc
    But l still beleive yes we love our job but HEY we are professionals - in all areas of nursing regardless of who we care for - this can range from the well portrayed ER to the LTC -
    I am not trying to be provocative about areas of nursing just confirming that l believe that some areas are seen as far more 'glamourous' than others - this does not help wqith stero typing us.

    Boy think this thread hit a nerve
    we as nurses need to ensure that everyone we speak to see us the vital link in their care - without nurses there wouldnt be care- the dcotors wouldnt have orders to give to anyone - etc etc etc - and the media wouldnt have 'nurses' to sterotype.

  3. by   BBFRN
    I can see that you are on the fast track to meeting lots of people and making lots of new friends. How's that workin' for ya?- Dr. Phil
  4. by   kittyw
    Originally posted by lgflamini
    I can see that you are on the fast track to meeting lots of people and making lots of new friends. How's that workin' for ya?- Dr. Phil
  5. by   mghtraumarn
    hmmmm, yeah. I feel about as glamorous as one can when they are scrubbing road rash off motorcycle accident victims, delousing homeless guys, assisting with incision and drainage of a pilonidal cyst (p.u.!) dodging the bloody spit aimed at me by psych patients in an acute psychotic state that are being put into leather restraints and wrestled to the ground while I try to administer an I.M. injection to them without getting stuck by a needle. mmm yup, very glamorous.. watch out Liz Taylor... here I come... just wish that people saw what we actually DO. I think the stigmas and misperceptions even exist within our own profession. So, I guess it's difficult for the general public to understand and appreciate what we do when we can't even appreciate or understand each other
    Last edit by mghtraumarn on Feb 20, '03
  6. by   Flynurse
    Does no one watch the HBO show "Oz"????? The nurses on that show are ten times worse than ER!