• “Dedicated, educated and planning to leave”4

    Nurse explains reasons for strike in powerful Irish Times op-ed Senior nurse Ann Noonan tells why she and other members of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organization have decided to strike: The government’s apparent refusal to pay nurses a competitive wage has led to severe understaffing, which in turn has caused widespread care delays, safety

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  • #NursesToo0

    Popular TV game show Family Feud repeatedly sexualizes nursing In survey questions, the highly-rated syndicated show Family Feud has urged the public to think of nurses as females who are mainly focused on the sexuality of male patients and physicians. The effect is to trivialize, if not encourage, the real sexual harassment of nurses. Please

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  • Chickens without heads0

    Press items highlight nurse staffing crisis in Quebec The Montreal Gazette says understaffing is so bad that some nurses have reported themselves for unsafe care. A Public Radio International piece reports that 700 physicians signed a petition urging that their own raises go to address the problem. March 8, 2018 – Recent press pieces have described severe nurse

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  • A comedy of errors0

    Take Action! Inside Amy Schumer mocks nurses In 2014 Inside Amy Schumer aired a segment called The Nurses (a parody of The Doctors) that viciously reinforced most major anti-nurse stereotypes, including the ignorant physician handmaiden, the petty battle-axe, and the naughty nurse. May 2018 – Recently we learned that a sketch on the May 20,

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  • 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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