• 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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  • 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

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    • 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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  • Someone saved my life tonight0

    Some but not all reports on Las Vegas shooting show that team efforts saved lives Press items on the health care response to the October 2017 mass shooting in Las Vegas ranged from a physician-centric Vox piece about how “doctors save lives,” to a team-oriented article in the New York Times, to a long Guardian feature with

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  • Call of Duty0

    Press highlights ethical concerns of Navy nurse who refused to force-feed A late 2014 Miami Herald piece described advocacy, including by the American Nurses Association, for a Navy nurse at Guantánamo who refused to force-feed prisoners. The ANA president’s May 2015 op-ed in the Washington Post addressed the ethical issues. May 22, 2015 – The

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  • Heimlich heroes0

    WTOC on student who saved choking classmate after training by school nurse The Savannah (GA) CBS TV affiliate reported that a local fourth grader had saved a classmate using the Heimlich maneuver she had learned in training by the school nurse–one more reason schools need nurses. November 20, 2015 – Today the Savannah, Georgia CBS

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