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Naughty nurses and battle-axes are the mainstay of Family Feud's "jokes." But if everyone's not laughing, it's not a "joke." And research shows jokes have a damaging effect on people who hear them, that they make them more tolerant of future discrimination against the targeted group. Nurses don't need that. Click here to ask the show to stop it with the nurse "jokes."
The Good Doctor, created by David Shore, who also created House, gives us more of the same. Physician characters who do everything that matters, including all of the nursing work that is in any way important or dramatic. Ask the producers to bring on major nurse characters and have them do the nursing work instead of the physician characters.
With striking examples and an irreverent style, Saving Lives: Why the Media's Portrayal of Nursing Puts Us All at Risk explores nursing stereotypes from TV shows to the news media, and it explains how these images affect real-life decisions about nursing. The book also offers a comprehensive plan to help everyone improve nurses' image--and public health.
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