Nursing and the Media

Nursing and the Media - Images of Nursing in the Media-...

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Images of Nursing in the Media— -Media’s images are powerful -Nurses are portrayed as: -Sex symbols (Jessica Rabbit, Who Framed Roger Rabbit) -Handmaidens to the physicians -Angels of mercy -Sadistic torturers (Nurse Ratchet, One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest) -Unintelligent bimbos -Good hearted comics (Meet the Parents) -Patriotic -Nurses as Angels of Mercy -1936- White Angel (Florence Nightingale) -1942- So Proudly We Hailed We Band of Angels -World War II Navy Nurse Recruitment poster -Media portrayal of nursing is most favorable in times of war -Movies and print media support idea of nursing as essential and valuable -The Woodhull Study on Nursing and the Media (1997) -Nancy Woodhull- editor of U.S. Weekly, conducted research -concern about the absence of nursing -survey about nursing and the media -nursing is invisible-key finding -nurses cited 4% in health related articles -nursing noted in passing
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