Nursing

Blog spotlight: Changing the public's image of nursing

Nurse Leader Insider, February 28, 2011

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How the media portrays the nursing profession and how the public views nurses has been a longstanding concern for RNs and healthcare professionals.

Television shows like Nurse Jackie and HawthoRNe often feature a positive image of nursing (although there are real-life nurses and healthcare professionals who would disagree with that assessment), while shows like HOUSE and ER show physicians doing nurses’ jobs or just don’t show nurses at all. The news is inundated with conflicting reputations; from outstanding nurses who pioneer for patient care, to nurses who steal their patients’ pain medication for surgery.

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