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    Sherlock‘s Mary Watson is the anti-stereotype January 1, 2016 – Tonight’s special episode of the BBC’s Sherlock featured appearances from Mary Morstan / Watson, the formidable nurse and former spy married to physician John Watson, sidekick of legendary sleuth Sherlock Holmes. “The Abominable Bride” consists mainly of dreams the modern-day Holmes has about a case he and

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    Canadian reports show value of listening to nurses February 7, 2015 – A short piece in today’s Toronto Sun highlighted an admirable initiative by the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario (RNAO) to ensure that nurses play a role in creating new laws related to “physician-assisted” suicide, which the Canadian Supreme Court recently ruled must be

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    Fox News update: Analyzing the story on APRNs and the proposed VA rule Friday, June 10, 2016 — Today we finally reached Doug Rohrbeck, executive producer of the June 1 Fox News segment about the proposed Veterans Administration (VA) rule that would allow advanced practice nurses (APRNs) to practice without physician “supervision.” We spoke for

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    Fox News doesn’t want veterans to “settle” for nurses June 1, 2016 — Please join our petition protesting a damaging Fox News story whose video says “Vets may have to settle for a visit with the nurse at the VA.” Several press pieces have reported on the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) May 25 notice

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    Nurses and The Mindy Project May 2014 – On The Mindy Project (Fox), which focuses on a New York City obstetrics practice, all the characters are odd and silly. But the physicians drive the sitcom’s plots and get a certain respect based on their professional status, whereas the nurses tend to be bizarre, ignorant peasants

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    Mona Shattell co-authors strong New York Times op-ed on trucker health March 9, 2016 – Today the New York Times published “Long-Haul Sweatshops,” an op-ed about the tough working conditions U.S. truckers face. In the piece, ethnographic researcher Anne Balay and nursing scholar Mona Shattell argue that current national policies focus on road safety, but

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