The Negative Portrayal Of Nurses

759 WordsOct 17, 20154 Pages
Intro/Purpose: It is a common fact that nurses are not given the respect they deserve for the high level of knowledge they demonstrate to patients (Hoeve, Jansen & Roodbol, 2013). The purpose of this paper is to show how the negative portrayals of nurses in the media can result in a distorted image from the public. The components of this paper talk about the negative image of the nurse due to the lack of consistency in the media that the public is viewing, as well as the shortened staff and the public’s poor judgement on the profession. Search Strategy: In order to achieve success while writing the term paper, multiple scholarly pieces were used. The databases that obtained these consisted of: ProQuest, CINAHL, Medline, and Ovid. The limits that were selected were: 1) English, 2) Peer reviewed, 3) Published between 2011-2015, 4) Scholarly journals, 5) Full text. By selecting these options I was able to attain accurate and relevant journals necessary. The search terms were nursing, negative, image, and media. Multiple articles appeared but only three were chosen to describe how nurses are stereotyped in the media and negatively portrayed to the public. Media Resource: The nurse in Grey’s Anatomy is never treated with any respect from the doctors and surgeons. Throughout the clips she is never doing her actual job as a nurse and only relaying messages to the doctors that are seemingly unimportant in a hospital setting. This portrays the nurse as being insignificant in the
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