• Let’s get to a better future…by showing our NPs more respect0

    UnitedHealth ads suggest NPs need physicians to solve health problems October 2015 — UnitedHealth Group has been displaying large ads in Washington, DC Metro stations, including one near the U.S. Capitol, proclaiming that the global health company has “reinvented” the house call. In particular, the ads state: “Connectivity lets a nurse practitioner visit a patient

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  • Let them eat cake — from some other hospital!0

    Wealthy nurse, now in Congress, says EDs should be able to turn patients away Major media reports that Member of Congress Diane Black is relying on her emergency nursing background to support a proposal to repeal a 1986 law that requires hospitals receiving Medicare to treat all patients regardless of their ability to pay. October 18,

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  • No nurses no care?0

    The Night Shift‘s third season October 2017 – Now that NBC’s summer hospital drama The Night Shift has aired its fourth and final season, let’s take a look back at the third season, from summer 2016. A descendant of the network’s classic ER, the show featured intense trauma scenes at a San Antonio public hospital

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  • 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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