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The image of nursing: The handmaiden


I totally agree with the essence of this subject, but I'm not sure I feel this 4th part of the debate is well argued. I'm left wondering whether the writers are American, given their nearly total referral to US drama? I do wonder whether in the US, as in some other countries whether the medic/nurse relationship is different? I confess to not watching Casualty or Holby City, but in the past there was a strong nurse presence in Casualty and I believe a Nurse Consultant in Holby? I stand to be corrected but perhaps the UK media does portray them differently, I believe they have nurse advisors? I caught the end of one show - not even sure what channel - called Super Nurses, and although I only saw the last 10 minutes that programme was showing the work of Oncology Nurses. Nurses should NOT be relying on US dramas to spread the word about their level of profession, capability, education or autonomous standing, that is the responsibility of the profession and body's such as the NMC, RCN and Unison - who I feel deserve more criticism than ER or House for not telling it how it is. House doesn't even represent medicine in a good light! We have to be stronger and better than to expect others, who are not even in this country to promote us properly, it isn't their responsibility it is ours and part of the problem is we haven't taken that responsibility.

Posted date

7 October, 2010

Posted time

9:36 am