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The work of Beatrice Kalisch and Philip Kalisch on nursing's public image and the nursing shortage

Below are many, if not most of the articles authored by Bea Kalisch and Philip Kalisch regarding the public image of nurses and the nursing shortage. See more on Beatrice Kalisch and Philip Kalisch at their University of Michigan School of Nursing web pages. See their research and analysis on the following topics:

The nursing shortage

Fictional Portrayals of Nurses: Original Research

Fictional Portrayals of Nurses: Analysis & Commentary

Press coverage of nurses: Research and Analysis

Personal Image of Nurses

History and Politics of Nursing

 
The nursing shortage


Short-staffing nurses leads to care not being done

October/December 2006 -- When nurses are short-staffed, a research study: "Missed Nursing Care: A Qualitative Study" found that much of necessary patient care was just not being done. Beatrice Kalisch published her findings in the Journal of Nursing Care Quality. The qualitative, focus group study of RNs, LPNs and nursing assistants found that care was being missed in 9 major areas including surveillance, discharge planning, patient teaching, ambulation, turning, feedings, emotional support, hygiene and intake and output documentation. One RN in the study stated: "People want to give good care and it bothers all of us when we can't do it. You are pulled in 10 directions, and you can't give quality care to your patients. It really bothers me.” And another said: “We don't let ourselves think about [the care not beingg done]. It is the way we cope. Underneath we don't feel good about it." See the full-text study...


Fictional Portrayals of Nurses: Original Research

Kalisch, P. & Kalisch, B. (1987). The changing image of the nurse. Menlo Park, Calif.: Addison-Wesley Pub. Co., Health Sciences Division.

Kalisch, Philip & Kalisch, Beatrice. (1986). A comparative analysis of nurse and physician characters in the entertainment media. Journal of Advanced Nursing, Mar; 11 (2), 179-195. abstract   full text in pdf   Click here for a detailed summary of the article.

Kalisch, P. A. & Kalisch, B. J. (1985). When Americans called for Dr. Kildare: images of physicians and nurses in the Dr. Kildare and Dr. Gillespie movies, 1937-1947. Medical Heritage. Sep-Oct, 1 (5), 348-363. full text in pdf

Kalisch, B. J. & Kalisch, P. A. (1984). The Dionne quintuplets legacy: establishing the "good doctor and his loyal nurse" image in American culture. Nursing & Health Care. May, 5 (5), 242-251. full text in pdf

Kalisch, P., Kalisch, B. & Scobey, M. (1983). Images of nurses on television. New York: Springer Pub. Co.

Kalisch, B. J. & Kalisch, P. A. (1983). Heroine out of focus: media images of Florence Nightingale. Part I. Popular biographies and stage productions. Nursing & Health Care. Apr, 4 (4), 181-187. full text in pdf

Kalisch, B. J. & Kalisch, P. A. (1983). Heroine out of focus: media images of Florence Nightingale. Part II. Film, radio, and television dramatizations. Nursing & Health Care. May, 4 (5), 270-278. full text in pdf

Kalisch B. J. & Kalisch P. A. (1983). An analysis of the impact of authorship on the image of the nurse presented in novels. Research in Nursing & Health. Mar; 6 (1), 17-24. abstract     full text in pdf

Kalisch P. A., Kalisch B. J., Clinton J. (1982). The world of nursing on prime time television, 1950 to 1980. Nursing Research. Nov-Dec; 31 (6), 358-63. abstract    full text in pdf

Kalisch B. J., Kalisch P. A. & McHugh M. L. (1982). The nurse as a sex object in motion pictures, 1930 to 1980. Research in Nursing & Health. Sep; 5 (3), 147-154. abstract      full text in pdf

Kalisch, P. A. & Kalisch, B. J. (1982). The nurse-detective in American movies. Nursing & Health Care. Mar, 3 (3), 146-153. full text in pdf

Kalisch, P. A. & Kalisch, B. J. (1982). The image of the nurse in motion pictures. American Journal of Nursing. Apr, 82 (4), 605-611. full text in pdf

Kalisch, P. A. & Kalisch, B. J. (1982). The image of nurses in novels. American Journal of Nursing. Aug, 82 (8), 1220-1224. full text in pdf

Kalisch, P. A. & Kalisch, B. J. (1982). Nurses on prime-time television. American Journal of Nursing. Feb, 82 (2), 264-270. full text in pdf

Kalisch, B. J., Kalisch, P. A. & Scobey M. (1981). Reflections on a television image: The Nurses 1962-1965. Nursing & Health Care. May, 2 (5), 248-255. full text in pdf


Fictional Portrayals of Nurses: Analysis & Commentary

Kalisch, B. J. & Kalisch, P. A. (1983). Improving the image of nursing. American Journal of Nursing. Jan, 83 (1), 48-52. full text in pdf

Kalisch, B. J. & Kalisch, P. A. (1983). Anatomy of the image of the nurse: Dissonant and ideal models. American Nurses Association Publications. (G-161), 3-23.   full text in OCR pdf    

Kalisch, P. A. & Kalisch, B. J. (1980). Perspectives on improving nursing's public image. Nursing & Health Care. Jul-Aug, 1 (1), 10-15. full text in pdf


Press coverage of nurses: Research and Analysis

Kalisch, P. A. & Kalisch, B. J. (1985). Gerontological nursing gets expert help on using the news. Journal of Gerontological Nursing, May, 11 (5), 31-35. full text in pdf

Kalisch, P. A., Kalisch, B. J. & Petrescu O. E. (1985). Newspapers and nursing. The print media image of perioperative nurses. Association of Operating Room Nurses Journal, Jul, 42 (1), 30-36, 38-41. full text in pdf

Kalisch, B. J., Kalisch, P. A. & Belcher B. (1985). Forecasting for nursing policy: a news-based image approach. Nursing Research. Jan-Feb, 34 (1), 44-49. abstract

Kalisch, B. J. & Kalisch, P. A. (1985). Nursing images: the TV news picture. Nursing Management. Apr, 16 (4), 39-48.

Kalisch, B. J. & Kalisch, P. A. (1985). Good news, bad news, or no news: improving radio and TV coverage of nursing issues. Nursing & Health Care, May, 6 (5), 255-260. full text in pdf

Kalisch, B. J. & Kalisch, P. A. (1984). An analysis of news coverage of maternal-child nurses. Maternal-Child Nursing Journal, Summer, 13 (2), 77-90. full text in pdf

Kalisch, P. A., Kalisch, B. J. (1984). Psychiatric nurses and the press: a troubled relationship. Perspectives in Psychiatric Care. Jan-Mar, 22 (1), 5-15. full text in pdf

Kalisch, P. A. & Kalisch, B. J. (1984). The press image of community health nurses. Public Health Nursing. Mar, 1 (1), 3-15. full text in pdf

Kalisch, B. J., Kalisch, P. A., McHugh M. (1983). School nursing in the news. The Journal of School Health, Nov, 53 (9), 548-553. abstract

Kalisch, B. J., Kalisch, P. A. & Young RL. (1983). Television news coverage of nurse strikes: a resource management perspective. Nursing Research, May-Jun, 32 (3), 175-180. abstract

Kalisch, B. J., Kalisch, P. A. & Livesay E. (1982). When nurses are accused of murder: the melodramatic effects of media coverage. NursingLife. Sep-Oct, 2 (5), 44-47. full text in pdf

Kalisch, B. J. & Kalisch, P. A. (1981). Communicating clinical nursing issues through the newspaper. Nursing Research, May-Jun, 30 (3), 132-138. abstract

Kalisch B. J. & Kalisch P. A. (1981). Communicating clinical nursing issues through the newspaper. Nursing Research. May-Jun; 30 (3), 132-138. abstract

Kalisch, B. J., Kalisch, P. A. & Clinton J. (1981). Minority nurses in the news. Nursing Outlook. Jan, 29 (1), 49-54. full text in pdf

Kalisch, P. A. & Kalisch, B. J. (1981). The image of psychiatric nurses in motion pictures. Perspectives in Psychiatric Care. May-Aug, 19 (3-4), 116-129. full text in pdf

Kalisch, P. A., Kalisch, B. J. & Livesay E. (1980). The "Angel of Death": the anatomy of 1980's major news story about nursing. Nursing Forum. 19 (3), 212-241. full text in pdf

Kalisch, B. J., Kalisch, P. A. & Clinton J. (1980). How the public sees nurse-midwives: 1978 news coverage of nurse-midwifery in the nation's press. Journal of Nurse-Midwifery. Jul-Aug, 25 (4), 31-39. full text in pdf


Personal Image of Nurses

Kalisch, B. J. & Kalisch, P. A. (1985). Dressing for success. American Journal of Nursing. Aug, 85 (8), 887-893. full text in pdf

Kalisch, P. A. & Kalisch, B. (1984). To gain income, respect, autonomy nurses are urged to polish tarnished professional image. Plastic Surgical Nursing. Summer, 4 (2), 65-67.


History and Politics of Nursing

Kalisch, B. J. (1980). From medical care helper to health care provider: Perspectives on the development of maternal child nursing. MCN. The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. Nov-Dec, 5 (6), 377-382. full text in pdf

Kalisch, B. J. (1978). Outlook on nursing: The promise of power. Nursing Outlook Jan, 26 (1), 42-46. full text in pdf

Kalisch, B. J. & Kalisch, P. A. (1976). Nurses in American history. The Cadet Nurse Corps-in World War II. American Journal of Nursing, Feb; 76 (2), 240-242. full text in pdf format

Kalisch, B. J. (1975). Of half gods and mortals: Aesculapian authority. Nursing Outlook. Jan, 23 (1), 22-8. full text in pdf

Kalisch, B. J. & Kalisch, P. A. (1975). Slaves, servants, or saints? (An analysis of the system of nurse training in the United States, 1873-1948). Nursing Forum., 14 (3), 222-263. full text in pdf

Kalisch, B. J. & Kalisch, P. A. (1973). Cadet nurse. The girl with a future. Nursing Outlook. Jul, 21 (7), 444-449. full text in pdf

 

 

 

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