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Sandy Summers

Stories

  • disposable_tabard.jpg

    Do not disturb: undervaluation in progressSubscription

    14 September, 2011Comments (12)

    How has the drug tabard debate affected the image of nursing?

  • piggy bank

    The image of nursing: Cheap substitutes?Subscription

    19 December, 2010Comments (15)

    In the latest in our series of blogs on the image of nursing, Sandy and Harry Summers ask what a nurse practitioner is for.

  • older woman pointing her finger

    The image of nursing: Battle axes and frustrated shrewsSubscription

    3 December, 2010Comments (5)

    In the eighth of our series of blogs on the image of nursing, Sandy and Harry Summers ask what price female nurses pay in return for authority

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    The image of nursing: No holier than thouSubscription

    20 November, 2010Comments (2)

    In the seventh of our series of blogs on the image of nursing, Sandy and Harry Summers ask whether being seen as an angel is more of a curse than a compliment

  • In the seventh of our series of blogs on the image of nursing, Sandy and Harry Summers ask whether being seen as an angel is more of a curse than a compliment

    The image of nursing: Not good enough for a feminist?Subscription

    2 November, 2010Comments (44)

    In the sixth of our series of blogs on the image of nursing, Sandy and Harry Summers wonder if nursing is a job for modern men and women? Or is it just a sad throwback, suitable only for females with few options?

  • Do you often find that you’re too busy having sex with physicians and patients to provide clinical care?

    The image of nursing: The naughty nurseSubscription

    20 October, 2010Comments (32)

    In the fifth of our series of blogs on the image of nursing, Sandy and Harry Summers reflect on the ‘naughty nurse’ image and whether this undermines the profession.

  • ER offered better nursing portrayals.

    The image of nursing: The handmaidenSubscription

    7 October, 2010Comments (39)

    In the fourth of our series of blogs on the image of nursing, Sandy and Harry Summers wonder if to the public nursing is mostly about saying “yes, doctor!” and “no, doctor!”?

  • In the third of our series of blogs on the image of nursing, Sandy and Harry Summers ask whether an ape could do your job.

    The image of nursing: The unskilled nurseSubscription

    22 September, 2010Comments (11)

    In the third of our series of blogs on the image of nursing, Sandy and Harry Summers ask whether an ape could do your job.

  • The image of nursing on television

    The image of nursing: Does nursing's media image matter?Subscription

    9 September, 2010Comments (7)

    In the second of our series of blogs on the image of nursing, Sandy and Harry Summers wonder if it really matters what the media says.

  • The image of nursing: How to combat negative stereotypes

    The image of nursing: How to combat negative stereotypesSubscription

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    Is it any wonder nurses are continually undermined when their portrayal in the media is so belittling? Sandy Summers examines the image they are given and how to combat negative stereotypes