• 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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  • Music critic Josiah Hughes interviews Truth leaders on the nursing image in pop music1

    August 28, 2018 – Today the Blink-155 podcast, which focuses on the pop-punk band blink-182, posted a long interview with Truth About Nursing leaders Sandy and Harry Summers. Hosted by Calgary (Alberta, Canada) music critic Josiah Hughes, the podcast’s particular interest was in the Truth’s review of blink-182’s 1999 album Enema of the State, whose cover art features

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  • Tearing up the bureaucracy0

    “Call the Midwife” can be expected to offer a consistently good portrayal of nursing. “Chicago Med” and “The Resident” will show viewers some nursing skill, advocacy, and autonomy. But the physician-focused vision of top shows like “Grey’s Anatomy” and “The Good Doctor,” on which nurses are still handmaidens, will likely dominate another Hollywood season.

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  • Passion Fish (1992)0

    Starring Mary McDonnell, Alfre Woodard, David Straithairn, Angela Bassett Written and directed by John Sayles Produced by Sarah Green and Maggie Renzi Miramax Rated R Save me A review of Passion Fish In John Sayles’s Passion Fish, soap opera star May-Alice Culhane suffers partial paralysis after a car accident. The bitter actress retreats from New

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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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