• Pretty vacant0

    Hedley:  “Crazy for You” (2014) (music video) From the album Wild Life (2013) Video directed by Timur Musabay and J. Lee Williams Universal Music Canada   Hedley is crazy for a naughty nurse The video for the Canadian pop band Hedley’s new song “Crazy for You” features an oddly restrained naughty nurse character. “Crazy for You” is on

  • A girl in trouble is a temporary thing0

    Call the Midwife returns to PBS tonight March 29, 2015 — Tonight the BBC drama Call the Midwife begins airing its fourth season on PBS, as the show enters the 1960s. Last year’s third season featured more great scenes of nursing autonomy and skill, and it’s worth reviewing those. The show’s nurse characters continued to deliver babies and

  • Working life0

    Reports highlight the dangers of nurse fatigue and burnout February 1, 2015 – In recent months several health news outlets have run helpful pieces about dangerously high levels of fatigue and burnout among today’s hospital nurses. On September 19, 2014, an article on the Everyday Health website, credited to physician and CNN correspondent Sanjay Gupta,

  • Haters gonna hate0

    Op-eds on NPs reflect the physician gaze January 6, 2015 – Over the last year, several op-eds have conveyed critical views of advanced practice nurses (APRNs) and how they fit into U.S. health reform efforts. On December 4, 2013, the New York Times ran an op-ed by physicians Scott Gottlieb and Ezekiel J. Emanuel arguing that

  • The art of doing nothing, well0

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    • December 14, 2014

    New York Times highlights value of nurse midwife care December 14, 2014 – Two strong pieces in the New York Times have recently drawn attention to the high quality, cost effective care that nurse midwives provide—and that they could provide much more of, with better support and resources. In a May 7, 2014 “Fixes” item,

  • Hollow0

    Angel of death haunts Fox drama! November 17, 2014 — Tonight’s episode of Fox’s drama Sleepy Hollow featured a strikingly clear example of the angel-of-death image of nursing:  The being who was coercing patients to commit suicide at a psychiatric hospital turned out to be the demonic ghost of a real nurse who had been executed in

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