• The Defenders of San Fransokyo0

    The fall 2017 TV season offers a few bright spots for nursing Call the Midwife can be expected to offer a consistently good portrayal of nursing. Chicago Med and even The Defenders may offer glimpses of nursing skill, advocacy, and autonomy. But the physician-focused vision of shows like Grey’s Anatomy and The Good Doctor, on which

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  • Images have consequences0

    Johns Hopkins Magazine discusses Truth’s advocacy for nursing Fall 2017 – This season’s issue of the Johns Hopkins Magazine, an alumni publication, includes a long piece by Rosemary Hutzler Raun about the University’s nursing school and nursing in general. In “The Nurse Will See You Now: Nurses do more varied jobs than ever before—and the U.S.

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  • Nurses vs. Netflix: Protests over Ryan Murphy’s “Ratched”0

    For immediate release September 15, 2017 Contact: Sandy Summers 410-323-1100 office 443-253-3738 cell ssummers@truthaboutnursing.org   Hundreds of nurses have signed a petition urging television producer Ryan Murphy and Netflix to abandon recently announced plans to revive the notorious Nurse Ratched character from One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest for a two-season series on her origin.

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  • Message from University of Houston Nursing Dean0

    Dean Kathryn Tart sent us an update on how Hurricane Harvey affected nursing students and faculty; and how we can help We asked the Dean from University of Houston, Sugar Land, how we could help nursing recover after the Hurricane hit Houston, and she sent us this reply: | Dear Sandy, | Our building at

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  • American Horror Story: “Ratched”0

    Netflix and Ryan Murphy plan two-season TV origin story for one of the most damaging anti-nurse stereotypes in history September 7, 2017 – Today media sources reported that Netflix bought the new Ryan Murphy project “Ratched,” which will be an origin story based on the archetypal battle-axe nurse character from Ken Kesey’s novel and Milos

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  • Nurse assaulted for advocating for patient0

    Nurse Alex Wubbels was assaulted by Salt Lake City police officer Jeff Payne after she refused to violate an unconscious patient’s rights by collecting blood to test for alcohol. See the full video here–it is bookmarked where it starts to unravel, but you can scroll back to see preceding events: The best reporting on this

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