• 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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  • Indeterminacy and the nursing advocate0

    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,

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  • Call of Duty0

    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

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  • Heimlich heroes0

    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 CBS

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