• Ratched or Wretched?0

    Netflix Should Support Women, Not Damaging Stereotypes by MarySue Heilemann, RN, PhD, FAAN Dear Nurses and Allies, I’m writing because the Nurse Ratched show in development at Netflix has not been canceled. Production is scheduled to begin soon in 2018. This means that Netflix will be creating what has been called a “monster” nurse character working in the

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  • Let’s get to a better future…by showing our NPs more respect0

    UnitedHealth ads suggest NPs need physicians to solve health problems October 2015 — UnitedHealth Group has been displaying large ads in Washington, DC Metro stations, including one near the U.S. Capitol, proclaiming that the global health company has “reinvented” the house call. In particular, the ads state: “Connectivity lets a nurse practitioner visit a patient

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  • Let them eat cake — from some other hospital!0

    Wealthy nurse, now in Congress, says EDs should be able to turn patients away Major media reports that Member of Congress Diane Black is relying on her emergency nursing background to support a proposal to repeal a 1986 law that requires hospitals receiving Medicare to treat all patients regardless of their ability to pay. October 18,

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  • All Types Welcome…to stereotype nursing!0

    Lionsgate exploits nursing, again, to promote blood drive for new film Jigsaw Lionsgate has promoted its popular Saw horror film franchise with blood drives, using posters exploiting the naughty and battle-axe stereotypes of nursing. For this month’s series entry Jigsaw, the posters push gender boundaries as a way of protesting the restrictions on blood donations

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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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