The Media Portrayal Of Nurses

1222 WordsOct 22, 20155 Pages
Professional nurses are as important, in achieving success, as any other component within the healthcare sector. For instance, a professional nurse typically spends more time in direct contact with patients than a physician does (Hendrich et al., 2008). Nevertheless, media sources have always painted the picture of a nurse in various forms. Although nurses are sometimes perceived as life savers and angels of mercy, the profession is often sexualized, stereotyped, and undermined in its importance (Hoeve et al., 2014). In this paper I will describe how the media portrays a professional nurse, and compare it with the current knowledge in literature –searched through a professional search engine, CINAHL. Then I will provide an insight into…show more content…
Their new home away from home, however, meant that they are confronted with new specific responsibilities and challenges in the background of their exhaustive careers. They will have to make new friends and keep previous relationships, while maintaining their professionalism. In later episodes, however, their image is painted as fun-seekers, hell-raisers, and heart-breakers. After their work shifts, they embark on several fun activities in an attempt to blow off some steam. They celebrate hard, drink hard, and party hearty. Moreover, they get involved in dating relationships and break-ups almost ensue. For instance, Chris starts dating a girl he works with and faces potential heartbreak toward the end. Clash of personalities was never going to be left out too. Tyrice, for example, feels ignored by other girls and wants to quit altogether. In general, the Scrubbing In is likely intended for an audience of young nursing aspirants who wish to become professional nurses. This portrayal gives me negative impression about nursing. Although Scrubbing In purports to promote nursing profession, it fails to do so accurately. In spite of the initial portrayal of nurses as hardworking life-savers, the show focuses heavily on the nature of their parties, personal lives, and volatile arguments. These events happen after working hours and there is clearly little or no interest in the important work these nurses do in the hospital. Painting the image of nurses as
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