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Indeterminacy and the nursing advocate
     New Yorker cartoon challenges bias against female physicians—and nurses?

Someone saved my life tonight
     Some but not all reports on Las Vegas shooting show that team efforts saved lives

Poverty, etc.
     On The Mindy Project, nurses are comic relief for the comic relief

Call of duty 
     Press highlights ethical concerns of Navy nurse who refused to force-feed

Heimlich heroes
     WTOC on student who saved choking classmate after training by school nurse

                    Faculty Corner                        

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Heimlich heroes

Indeterminacy and the nursing advocate

           New Yorker cartoon challenges bias against female physicians—and nurses?

April 9, 2018 – Paul Noth draws a female in scrubs, standing beside a female in a white coat, telling a grumpy patient’s family: “We’re doing everything we can to make him comfortable, short of dressing up as male doctors.”...

Someone saved my life tonight

Some but not all reports on Las Vegas shooting show that team efforts saved lives

November 16, 2017 -- Press items on the health care response to the October 2017 mass shooting in Las Vegas ranged from a physician-centric Vox piece about how “doctors save lives,” to a team-oriented article in the New York Times, to a long Guardian feature with firsthand accounts from 10 hospital staff, many of them nurses...

Poverty, etc.

On The Mindy Project, nurses are comic relief for the comic relief

March 2015 – The sitcom’s third season does offer a few fleeting images of its nurses as actual health professionals. But mostly, they are physician flunkies. Morgan is clueless and pathetic, Tamra selfish and silly, and Beverly just unhinged.

Call of duty

Press highlights ethical concerns of Navy nurse who refused to force-feed

May 22, 2015 – A late 2014 Miami Herald piece described advocacy, including by the American Nurses Association, for a Navy nurse at Guantánamo who refused to force-feed prisoners. The ANA president's May 2015 op-ed in the Washington Post addressed the ethical issues...

Heimlich heroes

WTOC on student who saved choking classmate after training by school nurse

November 20, 2015 – The Savannah (GA) CBS TV affiliate reported that a local fourth grader had saved a classmate using the Heimlich maneuver she had learned in training by the school nurse--one more reason schools need nurses....

Professors

Planning your curriculum?

We have ideas

Many nursing professors rely on the extensive and varied materials on the Truth's website to help their students engage with critical issues nurses will face in the future, from their public image to key aspects of nursing education, practice, and advocacy. Since 2001, we have explored and analyzed how the global media and society in general has seen the nursing profession. Join your colleagues and use this material to help plan your curriculum! Please consider some of these ideas... 

Speaking Engagements

See Sandy on October 19 in Albany!

Sandy will speak at ANA-New York's 2018 Annual Meeting and Conference on October 19, 2018.  This year's theme is “Advocacy in Action."  The venue is the Albany Capital Center, 55 Eagle St., Albany, NY 12207.

Albany, New York

Albany, New York

Having an event? Book Sandy today!

Let Sandy Summers empower your nurses and help them fully embrace their autonomy!

Patients deserve better protection. Let Sandy help your nurses and students fully embrace their autonomy to strengthen nursing care, reduce errors and improve care! Sandy recently spoke in Washington DC, Manitoba and Vancouver, and gave the graduation speech at Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing. She speaks widely to a variety of international nursing groups. Click here to see details and book her today!

Sandy Summers

Publications

Imagine a world where nurses were fully empowered to protect patients

Get an author-signed copy of Saving Lives for you or a friend

Saving Lives is the transformative book acclaimed by nurses, nursing leaders, scholars, and the media. It can help your friends, colleagues, and students be the strong nurses our profession needs to protect patients from errors, injuries, and disease. See praise for Saving Lives: Why the Media's Portrayal of Nursing Puts Us All at Risk by leaders in nursing and the media as well as the awards it has earned, including three Book of the Year awards from the American Journal of Nursing and an award from Sigma Theta Tau, the International Honor Society of Nursing. The updated second edition from Oxford University Press is now available! All donations and royalties go directly to support The Truth About Nursing, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Thank you for your support!

Saving Lives book cover

Think about the future

New international text Nurses and Nursing leads off with chapter by Truth leaders

The exciting new textbook Nurses and Nursing: The Person and the Profession includes a chapter on nursing's image by Truth leaders Sandy Summers and Harry Jacobs Summers. Edited by Pádraig Ó Lúanaigh, RN, EdD, the thought-provoking new textbook from Routledge "draws on international contributors with a range of backgrounds to explore, engage with and challenge readers in understanding the many aspects and elements that inform and influence contemporary nursing practice." Our chapter is "Nursing's public image: Toward a professional future." We thank Dr. Lúanaigh for the opportunity to be a part of this important new project. Please consider this book for your classes in professionalism, nursing and society, and nursing leadership. Click here to request a free copy for review now! See more about the book here...

 
Nurses and Nursing book cover

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