• Sorry0

    Two nurses write strong New York Times opinion pieces on end-of-life care The nurses advocated for better practices to allow natural deaths. Theresa Brown argued for better reimbursement for end-of-life care discussions with patients, while Kristen McConnell highlighted the needless suffering many patients undergo in intensive care units. August 26, 2015 – Recently the New

  • Anyone will do5

    U.S. nursing research institute appoints dentist as interim director The National Institute for Nursing Research, which disburses federal grants, recently announced that its interim director would be…a dentist. But non-nurses are non-qualified to evaluate grants for nursing research. And the appointment reinforces the inaccurate stereotype that nurses are unskilled handmaidens, rather than autonomous health professionals.

  • The world and his wife0

    U.K. media on crediting “female nurse and embryologist” Jean Purdy for IVF Archival letters show in vitro fertilization pioneer Robert Edwards pushing without success for recognition of his “equal” partner Jean Purdy in plaques honoring their work leading to the first test-tube baby in 1978. The Guardian did a good job highlighting the role that Purdy’s

  • What the heart wants0

    NBC’s Heartbeat featured expert physicians, with a nurse as skilled handmaiden The 2016 NBC show Heartbeat focused on a female cardiac surgeon and other physicians. It did have a recurring nurse character, but she never got beyond skilled aide-de-camp status. And it was finally revealed that she wanted to be a physician, reinforcing that nursing

  • Professional0

    New York Times Crossword shows RNs some respect Today the prominent puzzle sought the answer “RNS” with the clue “Pro caregivers, for short.” That at least suggests that nurses are experts with some level of autonomy. And it’s a far cry from the puzzle’s 2007 and 2009 clues, which the Truth strongly protested, calling nurses

  • Tiempos de Amor0

    The Netflix show Morocco: Love in Times of War offers only a limited look at Spanish wartime nursing in the 1920s. But the Spanish series, released in the U.S. in 2018, does include one fearless nursing leader. January 2018 – This month Netflix released to the U.S. market the first season of Morocco: Love in Times


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