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Specific media to which we refer in our Truth About Nursing Decade Awards

 
Media by Diana Mason
, various formats, 2000-2009.

HealthStyles, a weekly WBAI (New York) radio show;

Reports and media stimulated by American Journal of Nursing, in part by garnering mainstream press coverage of important nursing research;

The Faces of Caring: Nurses at Work photo exhibit

 
Media by Theresa Brown
-- newspaper columns and blog posts, 2008-2009.

The New York Times "Well" blog contributions;

"Perhaps Death Is Proud; More Reason to Savor Life" -- September 8, 2008;

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, "Dear senators: Listen to the patients; nurses hear health-care horror stories day in and day out."

 
Media by Suzanne Gordon,
various media, 2000-2009.

Nursing Against the Odds -- 2005;

The Complexities of Care: Nursing Reconsidered -- 2006;

"Nurse understaffing harms patients" -- May 12, 2005;

"Micromanaging healthcare" -- August 31, 2005;

"America's shortage of nurses gets no help from Hollywood" -- September 28, 2005;

"Hospitals Made Less Safe When Individuals Blamed" -- November 15, 2006;

"TV Nurses Don't Represent Reality" -- May 10, 2007.

 
Media by the California Nurses Association and the Massachusetts Nurses Association,
various formats, 2000-2009.

California Nurses Association

 
Massachusetts Nurses Association

  
Newspaper columns by Ronnie Polaneczky
, Philadelphia Daily News, 2003, 2006. 

"Nurses make a difference: Practitioners could ease doctor shortage" -- November 13, 2003

"MCP strike over standards a lesson for labor" -- November 17, 2003;

"Nurses are ready to work, but want fair staffing" -- November 25, 2003;

"For city controller, MCP strike's personal" -- December 11, 2003;

"Closure spurs anger toward striking nurses" -- December 19, 2003;

"Temple nurses are sounding an alarm that we all should listen to" -- September 12, 2006;

"Docs should help Temple nurses" -- September 26, 2006;

"No forced OT = no nursing shortage = no-brainer" -- October 5, 2006.

 
Reporting by Integrated Regional Information Networks
, 2000-2009.

"MALAWI: Health worker shortage a challenge to AIDS treatment" -- November 17, 2006;

"SWAZILAND: Nurses fleeing the HIV/AIDS frontline" -- December 11, 2006;

"Iraq: Neglected nurses fight their own war" -- November 19, 2006;

"Zimbabwe: 'I am not a nurse anymore, I am a mortuary attendant'" -- December 12, 2008.

 
Dr. Phil McGraw, clinical psychologist and media star, for telling his audience in a November 18, 2004.

Kicking Dr. Phil's ass to the curb -- November 18, 2004;

Dr. Phil responds to nurses -- November 30, 2004;

Dr. Phil expresses appreciation for nurses and their image problems on the air, still struggles with apology and stereotypes -- December 20, 2004;

Feel Good, Inc. -- July 14, 2005.

 The Today Show -- for attacks on advanced practice nurses

"Walk-in Health Care: Are Quick Clinics Worth It?" -- November 14, 2005

"The Perils Of Midwifery," September 11, 2009, NBC.

 
Passions

NBC's "Passions" solves nursing shortage: monkeys can do the job! -- September 12, 2003;

"Passions'" creator responds to protests about use of monkey "nurse:" "If nurses knew how much we pay BamBam per day, they'd all be putting on monkey suits" -- February 7, 2004;

The monkey business -- March 2005.

 
ABC News /Johns Hopkins documentaries by Terence Wrong
 

Hopkins, executive producer Terence Wrong, ABC, June-August 2008.

Hopkins 24/7, executive producer Terence Wrong, ABC, 2000.

 
Media commentary by the American Medical Association

There is nothing wrong with your television set. Do not attempt to adjust the picture. We, the AMA, are controlling transmission -- September 2005;

AMA president Edward Hill's comments on a segment of NBC's "Today" Show about nurse practitioner (NP)-staffed "quick clinics" -- November 14, 2005;

Refusal even to respond to more than 3,700 letters -- December 14, 2005;

But when I became a physician, I put away nursing things -- July 8, 2006;

"Is 'Quick' Enough?" -- January 16, 2007.

 
The robot nurse

"For Surgery, an Automated Helping Hand," Marc Santora, The New York Times , Jan. 18, 2005;

"Hard-wired nurse helps docs," Robert Schapiro, New York Daily News, June 17, 2005; for suggesting that robots could do the jobs of nurses.

Relational Agents Group, Northeastern University College of Computer and Information Science, and Ivanhoe Newswire, for "Virtual Nurse: Always On Call," December 2009;

Agence France-Presse, "Japan plans robo-nurse in five years: govt.," March 25, 2009;

Corey Binns, "Twendy-One Nurse Robot Says Sit Up and Eat Your Jell-O," Popular Science, July 8, 2009.

ALR Technologies, especially Stan Cruitt, President, and Wendy Prabhu, President, Mercom Capital Group, for changing the name of an ALR health monitoring device from the "Electronic Nurse" to the "Compliance Reminder ALRT500," Sept. 2006 (though this latter group did immediately cease using the robot name when we objected).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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