When I discovered Call the Midwife on PBS a few years ago, I was thrilled that someone in the media finally got nursing right– nurses as intelligent, knowledge-based, autonomous practitioners.
Most TV shows portray us as either bimbos or handmaidens of the physician or both; therefore, I’m happy to share The Truth About Nursing‘s 2015 preview of fall TV shows with their assessment of how nursing is portrayed.
Upshot? Watch most programs that have a nurse in them with a very skeptical eye! The article is a must read to help you clarify myths you might hold about nursing.
Thank you, Sandy Sommers, Executive Director of The Truth About Nursing, for your diligent work to keep us informed about how new and ongoing programs can easily give the public the wrong notion of who we are and what we do.
Source: The Truth About Nursing
Marianna Crane said:
Thank you,Lois, for reminding us what a great resource The Truth About Nursing is for nurses and lay folk, too.