See how easy it is to be a nurse?
1. You sit at a desk holding paperwork and staring at the recruiter’s nursing cap.
2. You watch an operation.
3. You dance with Mr. Slick Hair.
4. And you have 2.3 kids!
Apparently the future is a man and two kids.
Only one out of four photos shows anything remotely health related and even that is in surgery where you can’t even tell who the nurse is.
Ironically, this is pretty much how my life did turn out!
- Except John doesn’t have slick hair, it’s rather nicely layered.
- I could not figure out how to produce a 0.3 kid, so I just went ahead and produced a whole third one.
- Oh…and I watched two operations.
So what’s in your future?
I hope it is a submission to next week’s “Change of Shift”!
This time we travel all the way across the Atlantic to Julie and Life in the NHS, our hosts for the next edition.
As always, you can submit through Blog Carnival (see my sidebar) or send your submissions directly to Julie at “lifeinthenhs at btinternet dot com”.
That includes all you guys, too, something the ad above seems to have forgotten!
I love my British television. I really do. I go to BBC America on a regular basis.
Usually I like the classic British comedies. “Are You Being Served?”, “Keeping Up Appearances”, “As Time Goes By”, “Monty Python’s Flying Circus”, “A Fine Romance”….
You get the picture.
Well there is a show being televised on BBC America right now that is THE most offensive show I’ve ever seen in its portrayal of nurses.
Now lest you think I have no sense of humor, I laughed at the Quactitioner dolls and I think most nursing groups need to grow a bit in their humor divisions.
But…I’ve never seen a series television show portray nurses as incompetent whores in prime time. And that was only the first ten minutes.
I couldn’t take anymore.
The show is called “No Angels”.
The first scene of last night’s show concerned a nurse who found her patient dead. Apparently she forgot to check on the patient in a timely manner.
No CPR was started, no airway attempted.
Instead, they stripped the patient (a 70ish woman) and threw her into a hot bathtub so that the “SHO”, a doctor I presume, would not get pissed off and would think the patient had just died because she would be “warm”.
I’m nauseated just writing this.
And so, I am writing to BBC America and basically stating I am boycotting their station until this piece of garbage is off the air.
Every single thing BBC America offers I can get on DVD.
Am I out of my mind? Has anyone else seen this obnoxious piece of drivel?
I can laugh at nursing when it is appropriate but this is beyond the pale.
If the nurses in England have to deal with this sort of public perception, then God help them.
I’m surprised they have anyone willing to stay in the profession.