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February 8, 2013
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Real nurses not so thrilled by Nurse 3D's extra dimension
February 8, 2014 -- Almost a thousand nurses have signed a petition urging LionsGate and AMC Theatres to withdraw the newly released horror film Nurse 3D, which features a sexy but seriously disturbed nurse protagonist who seduces and kills cheating men (tag line: "your pain is her pleasure").
"The imagery in Nurse 3D unites the nursing profession's naughty and battle-axe stereotypes in one unsavory package of sex and violence," said Sandy Summers, RN, MSN, MPH, executive director of The Truth About Nursing, the petition sponsor. "We understand the movie is meant to be campy fun, but it reinforces the idea that nursing is all about mindless feminine extremes, rather than life-saving work for skilled health professionals of both genders. The real Third Dimension here seems to be Dreck."
So far, LionsGate and AMC have not responded to the petition or the nurses' requests.
The Truth Nursing argues that a key cause of the global nursing shortage is lack of real respect for nurses. "When the public continues to see nurses in terms of the same tired stereotypes, it undermines the sense of nurses as serious professionals who deserve scarce resources," Summers explained. "That in turn makes it harder for nurses to get the funds and other support they need."
The Change.org petition, which now has more than 900 hundred signatures, urges that Nurse 3D be withdrawn and that those responsible make amends. "We suggest that LionsGate make a film to highlight what real nurses do," Summers said. "That could be pretty intense in the 3D format, trust me--we see plenty of blood while saving patients' lives, even if we don't pour it all over our naked bodies--until we get home."
For more information about The Truth About Nursing's Nurse 3D campaign, please follow this link: www.truthaboutnursing.org/news/2014/jan/nurse_3d.html
The Truth About Nursing is a 501(c)(3) international non-profit organization based in Baltimore that seeks to increase public understanding of the central, front-line role nurses play in modern health care. The focus of the Truth is to promote more accurate, balanced and frequent media portrayals of nurses and increase the media's use of nurses as expert sources.
See the Truth About Nursing's about us pages.
For more information, please contact:
Sandy Summers, MSN, MPH, RN
Founder and Executive Director
The Truth About Nursing
203 Churchwardens Rd.
Baltimore, Maryland, USA 21212-2937