• 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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  • 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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