• Do nurses know things? Let’s find out!0

    Nurses are missing from many New York Times health pieces, consistent with a recent study Health reports published just a few days apart in the Times illustrate the findings of the new Woodhull Study Revisited: The mainstream news media still mostly ignores nursing and nurses as expert sources—even on health topics about which nurses know

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  • Top nurses0

    Some U.S. city magazines start to notice nurses In recent years some monthly city magazines, long known for their annual “top docs” features, have included features on “top nurses.” Some simply add advanced practice nurses to the physician listings, while others have recognized nurses more generally. August 2015 – Recently some U.S. city magazines have

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  • Fights2

    Detroit’s Fox 2 television station reports that a local emergency nurse has developed a successful protocol to identify victims of human trafficking. And a New Yorker piece features a senior oncology nurse’s account of her tenacious efforts to overcome anti-vaccine disinformation within her ultra-Orthodox Jewish community.

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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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  • 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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