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 NewREAD MORE
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 withREAD MORE
New Yorker cartoon challenges bias against female physicians—and nurses? Paul Noth draws a female in scrubs, standing beside a female in a white coat, telling a grumpy patient’s family: “We’re doing everything we can to make him comfortable, short of dressing up as male doctors.” April 9, 2018 – In what may be a cartooning singularity,READ MORE
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 U.S.READ MORE
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 CBSREAD MORE
On The Mindy Project, nurses are comic relief for the comic relief The sitcom’s third season does offer a few fleeting images of its nurses as actual health professionals. But mostly, they are physician flunkies. Morgan is clueless and pathetic, Tamra selfish and silly, and Beverly just unhinged. March 2015 – The third season ofREAD MORE
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