• All Types Welcome…to stereotype nursing!0

    Lionsgate exploits nursing, again, to promote blood drive for new film Jigsaw Lionsgate has promoted its popular Saw horror film franchise with blood drives, using posters exploiting the naughty and battle-axe stereotypes of nursing. For this month’s series entry Jigsaw, the posters push gender boundaries as a way of protesting the restrictions on blood donations

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  • Bartender of the emergency department0

    The Night Shift‘s first season October 2017 – Now that NBC’s summer hospital drama The Night Shift has finished its fourth and final season, it may be instructive to look back at the season that started it all, from summer 2014. That first season revealed the San Antonio-based show to be one of many descendants

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  • My Hospital? It’s all physicians, elixirs, and panaceas!0

    Cherrypick’s game promotes all-physician narrative of hospital care October 2017 – The premise of the My Hospital phone game is that after you graduate from medical school, your wealthy grandfather gives you a brand-new hospital to run and operate as a manager. The game introduction specifically states that “You will need doctors to cure patients,” which

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  • The Defenders of San Fransokyo0

    The fall 2017 TV season offers a few bright spots for nursing Call the Midwife can be expected to offer a consistently good portrayal of nursing. Chicago Med and even The Defenders may offer glimpses of nursing skill, advocacy, and autonomy. But the physician-focused vision of shows like Grey’s Anatomy and The Good Doctor, on which

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  • Images have consequences0

    Johns Hopkins Magazine discusses Truth’s advocacy for nursing Fall 2017 – This season’s issue of the Johns Hopkins Magazine, an alumni publication, includes a long piece by Rosemary Hutzler Raun about the University’s nursing school and nursing in general. In “The Nurse Will See You Now: Nurses do more varied jobs than ever before—and the U.S.

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  • Nurses vs. Netflix: Protests over Ryan Murphy’s “Ratched”0

    For immediate release September 15, 2017 Contact: Sandy Summers 410-323-1100 office 443-253-3738 cell ssummers@truthaboutnursing.org   Hundreds of nurses have signed a petition urging television producer Ryan Murphy and Netflix to abandon recently announced plans to revive the notorious Nurse Ratched character from One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest for a two-season series on her origin.

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