• Sticks and rides may break my bones0

    St. Vincent plays the naughty nurse Alt-rock icon St. Vincent puts the naughty nurse first in a series of sexual role-playing images in the song “Savior” from her acclaimed recent album MASSEDUCTION. The song may not do enough to reject that specific image. But it does seem to reject women’s confinement to stereotypical roles and

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  • We are the gap0

    Lifetime docudrama Life Flight is a mixed message for nursing The March 2015 docudrama Life Flight: Trauma Center Houston has helpful information about what nurses do for patients, although it spends a lot of time on the nurses’ personal lives and general thoughts March 2015 – This month the U.S. cable channel Lifetime aired a

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  • How many angels can detect subtle signs of respiratory distress?0

    Chicago Tribune item highlights nurse’s great save but reinforces angel stereotype A piece about a Chicago nurse’s astute and quick action to address a baby’s respiratory distress highlights a key nursing role. But the item also reinforces the damaging stereotype that nurses are virtuous, low-skilled “angels.” And it reveals, in its account of how hard

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  • Until a nurse0

    J&J could have done more to convey nursing expertise. Still, these are arguably the best mass-market ads in the history of J&J’s campaign. We thank those responsible.

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  • Alexandra Robbins examines the state of U.S. nursing0

    “That’s why her hair is so big. It’s full of secrets.” – Mean Girls (2004) The journalist promoted her 2015 book with stories in major publications, from Politico to Slate to Marie Claire. The pieces offered valuable looks at what nurses really know and do in U.S. hospitals, although they did reflect some of the

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  • Geriatric care0

    • NEWS
    • February 6, 2019

    Baltimore Sun reports that retiree became a hospice nurse in his 60s A January 2016 piece by health reporter Meredith Cohn explains that the man became a nurse after his wife died. The report suggests nursing has value, but Cohn seems to think the work is really about hand-holding, failing to convey that it requires

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