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Old 09-19-2007, 07:53 AM
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The interesting thing is how much respect I see from my patients and their families. When I'm at work I always feel like people appreciate the job that I'm doing.

When you watch medical TV shows it's a whole dif. story, though.
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Old 09-19-2007, 11:53 AM
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However, we have seen more "angels of death" because of the news! I've seen CNN do a few segments about it and it's quite scary. The media definitely is a huge part of all stereotypes (dumb blondes, etc.) Everyone watches TV, so I guess we won't see steretotypes dying down anytime soon.
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Old 09-20-2007, 04:25 PM
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I'm not too sure if this is the correct thread to post this under, but have you guys seen this new Dentyne Ice commercial that involves nurses? Oh my goodness, I saw it and I laughed. This patient with a broken leg takes a piece of gum from an elderly patient that's beside him. The patient calls the nurse, who is very pretty, says "Hi" and whatnot, the nurse is like "Hi, I'm Kendra(?)" and they get really close. The nurse realizes there's an elderly patient right beside the patient's bed and closes the blinds. I don't remember if the elderly patient eats the gum too, but he calls a nurse too and gets a pretty elderly nurse that shows up.

Quite funny commercial, but geez, my mind was like "What the heck is going on????!!!!"
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Old 09-20-2007, 05:49 PM
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It's interesting that Florence Nightengale is seen as the modern Nurse Angel. Yea, she's the "lady with the lamp," but she was also one of the first epidemiologists and a rigorous scientist.
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Old 09-21-2007, 11:53 PM
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Something else that people tell me, as a student nurse, is "be a doctor!" I'm not sure if this is a "stereotype" but I think it is. I think a lot of people think a "doctor" has more knowledge than a nurse or something and it's a stereotype that will be around probably for a long long time. For example, the most common is probably asking kids "What do you want to be when you grow up?" And many will say the most common jobs like "Lawyer or doctor." Why? Because society...parents, the media etc are passing that down to kids.

I think something that goes with the "naughty" nurse stereotype is that everyone thinks a nurse just wants to steal the physician/doctor and marry him/her, haha. The media sure is influencing society...
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Old 09-22-2007, 12:23 AM
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Something else that people tell me, as a student nurse, is "be a doctor!" I'm not sure if this is a "stereotype" but I think it is. I think a lot of people think a "doctor" has more knowledge than a nurse or something and it's a stereotype that will be around probably for a long long time. For example, the most common is probably asking kids "What do you want to be when you grow up?" And many will say the most common jobs like "Lawyer or doctor." Why? Because society...parents, the media etc are passing that down to kids.

I think something that goes with the "naughty" nurse stereotype is that everyone thinks a nurse just wants to steal the physician/doctor and marry him/her, haha. The media sure is influencing society...
I got the question "Why don't you just go to medcial school and be a Doctor?" from a lot of people throught school and since.

I just tell them that I think that I'd like to actually have a life with my family and friends!

Afterall, when I'm on my death bed...what memories will I be cherishing?
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Old 09-22-2007, 12:35 AM
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Haha, nice answer jojodow! I mean, sure, I can be a doctor, but geez, it's a lot of work and extremely tough/hard. I respect the people who want to be doctors but I, myself don't want to be in school forever!

My parents kept telling me to be a pharmacist too! They kept saying "It's better hours, the hours are good, etc"

Which is true, but I want to be a nurse.
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Old 09-23-2007, 11:09 AM
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It's just men...they'll turn anything into a sexual fantasy. (J/K Guys!)

I do think we are moving away from that in society. People are starting to realize that Nurses have to be well educated with what they do. It's why are the most respected profession now.
Someone made the comment the other day. Nursing: medicine condensed into 3 years instead of 6.
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It's interesting that Florence Nightingale is seen as the modern Nurse Angel. Yea, she's the "lady with the lamp," but she was also one of the first epidemiologists and a rigorous scientist.
ahhhhh Florence Nightingale... the pin-up woman of nursing. Didn't do much 'nursing' according to the records. Did more about improving hospital conditions for patients through policy writing.
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Old 09-23-2007, 12:39 PM
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Does anyone else feel that the media will influence or change how society views nurses? Peter in Heroes will definitely influence male nurses because heck, it is an extremely popular show! They could've made Peter a doctor, but by making him a nurse, I think it is totally awesome. I totally believe the media will influence how we view nurses and reach out to teens, but there are still those commercials/shows that show some "hot" nurses or people who dress up as a "hot" nurse for Halloween.
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