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Saving Lives Why the Media's Portrayal of Nurses Puts Us All at Risk

ISBN-10: 1427798451
ISBN-13: 9781427798459
Edition: 2009
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Description: To watchGrey7;s Anatomy, ER,orHouse, one would think that nurses push gurneys, drive romantic plots, and provide an attractive backdrop for the real action. But the reality is far more fascinating. By examining how nurses are portrayed in the media,  More...

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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Kaplan Publishing
Publication date: 2/3/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 252
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.650

To watchGrey7;s Anatomy, ER,orHouse, one would think that nurses push gurneys, drive romantic plots, and provide an attractive backdrop for the real action. But the reality is far more fascinating. By examining how nurses are portrayed in the media, The Center for Nursing Advocacy will change what we know about who nurses are, what their job is, and how it affects nurses and patients. Illuminating and destined to shatter stereotypes,Saving Livesspells out the greatest myths about nursing, with examples from film, television, ads, and other media, and juxtaposes them with the real stories of nurses. With historical context and in-depth analysis, it will change how we look at the healthcare system.

Introduction
Dangerous Ignorance: Why Our Understanding of Nursing Matters
Who Are Nurses and Where Have They Gone?
A Few Notes on Nursing History .
The Nursing Shortage
How Nursing's Image Affects Your Health
Virtue and Vice: Some Roots of Our Media Stereotypes
Does What's in Our Brains Matter? How the Media Influences Nursing
The Great Divide: The Media versus Real Nursing
Could Monkeys Be Nurses?
Media Portrayals of Nurses as Serous Professionals
"Is This All Nurses Do?" Media Contempt for Nursing Skill
If It's Important Work, Credit Anyone but a Nurse
Ghosts in the Machine: Nurses Go Missing in the Media
Can Any Helpful Person or Thing Be a Nurse?
Yes, Doctor! No, Doctor!
Are You Sure Nurses Are Autonomous? It Sure Looks Like Physicians Call All the Shots
Media Portrayals of the Nurse as Autonomous Professional
"Nurse, Hand Me My Laptop": Media Portrayals of the Nurse as Handmaiden
The Naughtiest Nurse
"Penny Shots for Naughty Nurses": Why the Naughty Nurse Matters
Call Me Magdalene: Is Nursing the World's Oldest Profession?
Who Wants Yesterday's Girl?
The Work Feminism Forgot
The Male Nurse Action Figure: The Media Confronts Men in Nursing
You Are My Angel What's Wrong, Angle?
Bless This Angel of Mercy Nurse Collectible Figurine!
Transcending the Angel: What Can Be Done?
Winning the Battle-Axe, Losing the War
Tyrants, Bureaucrats, Monster: Hollywood Celebrates Nursing Authority
Hovering Like Ghouls: Battle-Axes in Other Media
Advanced Practice Nurses: Skilled Professionals or Cut-Rate "Physician Extender"?
Who Are APRNs and How Good Is Their Care?
"Midiwifs" and minor Ailments: APRNs is Hollywood
The Doctorate of Splinter Diagnosis: APRNs in the News Media
Seeking Better Understanding of Nursing and Better Health Care
How We Can All Improve Understanding of Nursing
I'm a Citizen of the World. What Can I Do?
I'm a Member of the Media. What Can I Do?
I'm a Private Sector Health Care Executive. What Can I Do?
I'm a Government or Health Policy Maker. What Can I Do?
I'm a Health Worker but Not a Nurse What Can I Do?
How Nurses Can Improve Their Own Image
You Have the Power
Projecting a Professional Image Every Day
Educating the Media About Nursing
Message in a Bottle: Create Your Own Media
It's Up to Us
Acknowledgements
Endnotes
References
Index
About the Center for Nursing advocacy
About the Author

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