NCIS: Los Angeles investigates nursing stereotypes October 23, 2016 – In tonight’s episode, the popular CBS drama NCIS: Los Angeles engaged briefly with some nursing stereotypes, especially those that apply to men in nursing. In the episode, Special Agent Kensi Blye has been partly paralyzed in a helicopter crash and lies in a coma inREAD MORE
Fall 2016 overview of nursing on television October 2016 — The new U.S. prime time season includes many health-related shows, but as in recent years, most are physician-centric. It appears that the only major new hospital show in the traditional fall season is CBS’s Pure Genius (premiering Oct. 27). Here, the usual hotshot physician crewREAD MORE
The Middle toys with angel and battle-axe imagery October 2016 – Two recent episodes of the ABC sitcom The Middle included appearances by Holly, a nursing student who presented a mixed but ultimately damaging vision of the profession. In the episodes, the Heck family’s hyper-cheerful daughter Sue was adjusting to her first year at college,READ MORE
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 andREAD MORE
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 noticeREAD MORE
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 peasantsREAD MORE
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