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The image of nursing: The handmaiden


These shows are for entertainment purposes only...and its not as if they show medics in a particlularly good light either! They seem to spend most of their time sleeping with each other, getting wasted or arguing amongst themselves. Do you also think that The Bill or Waterloo Road are accurate descriptions for these public servants? Of course not. Those who are sad enough to believe what they see in TV drama/soaps are not going to want to know the reality of life in the NHS (or the police or teaching professions for that matter). If we want to change the image of nursing- and lets face it, only a very small percentage of the public will come into contact with us-we need to be pushing the NMC and unions to present a more positive image of nurses. TV soapland is not the place to expect the truth...

Posted date

8 October, 2010

Posted time

2:39 pm