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December 11, 2016 edition

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NCIS nurseThe doctor school dropout

NCIS: Los Angeles investigates nursing stereotypes

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It has taken us many months to transition our website to its new mobile format. We hope you enjoy the new look! After this long transition, we will be working hard to catch up on different fronts, and we would really appreciate your help. Here are just a few ways you can help us improve global health through better understanding of nursing:

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NEWS SUMMARIES

The doctor school dropout

NCIS: Los Angeles investigates nursing stereotypes

October 23, 2016 -- In tonight's episode, the popular CBS drama NCIS: Los Angeles engaged briefly with some nursing stereotypes, especially those that apply to men in nursing. In the episode, Special Agent Kensi Blye has been partly paralyzed in a helicopter crash and lies in a coma in the hospital. Her work and life partner is Detective Marty Deeks, whose mother is concerned enough about Kensi to monitor her in the hospital. When Mom calls Deeks from a hospital hallway, a male nurse politely tells Mom that under hospital policy, she's not allowed to use the cell phone there. Mom informs the nurse that she's on "official police business" and asks why he doesn't "go empty a bedpan or something." The nurse is taken aback, but promptly disappears from the scene. However, Deeks overhears on the phone and takes it upon himself to ask Mom not to say that, because it's "condescending." Mom claims that the nurse was "rude" and adds: "What man becomes a nurse, huh? A doctor school dropout, that's who." Deeks responds: "OK, that is sexist, and wrong on so many levels. Also, it's called medical school." The nurse scene actually seems like it may have been in part an effort by NCIS-LA to show some support for men in nursing, with Deeks pushing back against his mother's ignorant slurs. Unfortunately, the show really does nothing to disprove the assumptions underlying those slurs. Neither that nurse character nor any other gets a chance to demonstrate that he is not, in fact, a physician wannabe whose duties consist mainly of emptying bedpans. more... click through to write to the show!

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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!

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Having an event? Book Sandy today!

Let Sandy Summers help your nurses 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 just got back from speaking in Washington DC, Houston, New York, Iowa, 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!

Nursing Professors: Get a video-chat guest lecture from Sandy Summers for just $100

Saving Lives book coverNursing professors who assign Saving Lives to their students can Facetime with the Truth

For a limited time, if you teach at a school of nursing and assign the purchase of Saving Lives: Why the Media's Portrayal of Nursing Puts Us All at Risk by each student for required reading for your class, Sandy Summers would be happy do an online presentation / seminar / engagement with your students for only a $100 donation to the Truth About Nursing. Please conact Sandy at ssummers@truthaboutnursing.org to discuss. Thank you! Learn more about our curriculum ideas for professors here.

Please help the Truth help nursing!

It has taken us many months to transition our website to its new mobile format. We hope you enjoy the new look! After this long transition, we will be working hard to catch up on different fronts, and we would really appreciate your help. Here are just a few ways you can help us improve global health through better understanding of nursing:

We rely on your help to move forward on our mission. Thank you!


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