• 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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  • The doctor school dropout0

    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 in

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  • Healers and heroes0

      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 crew

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  • She does very inappropriate things to kitten posters0

    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,

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  • Excessively skilled0

    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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  • Reckless0

    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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