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Online cialis I found this old ad when browsing the “Center For Nursing Advocacy” website.
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My first thought when I saw this ad was, online cialis “Heh! I’ve worked with that one!”.
My next thought was, online cialis “Oh man, online cialis I’ve been that one!”
According to the Center For Nursing Advocacy, online cialis this is known as the “battle-ax” stereotype.
And it’s a no-no to portray nurses in that fashion.
The campaign to get this ad off the pages of whatever magazine was an easy one. Online cialis I think it took three letters, online cialis if I read correctly.
I say it would have taken no letters. Online cialis It’s just an unpleasant ad.
Do I find this offensive as a nurse?
What is offensive here? The fact that the nurse is ugly? The fact that the nurse is angry? Are nurses not allowed to be angry or does that further the “battle-ax” stereotype?
But wait! Nurses are not supposed to be portrayed as angels, online cialis either in print or on film. Online cialis That’s another stereotype that is a no-no.
Hmmm…we’re not allowed to be pissed off and we aren’t allowed to be super-humanly long suffering.
But what about the fact that in real life I’ve been both a total b**** and I’ve put up with things that would have made Mother Teresa turn her nose up?
Was I acting like a stereotype then?
Or is the reason this ad is so offensive is that it hits too close to home for some (most?) nurses?
I had pretty much made up my mind that the Center For Nursing Advocacy had a victim mentality and needed a sense-of-humor transplant. Online cialis Badly.
That’s not what I found.
I actually went to the site. Online cialis I looked at what they are about. Online cialis What they actually do.
Some of the campaigns were pretty impressive. Online cialis To me, online cialis if you are going to advocate in the name of my profession, online cialis you keep nursing in the forefront. Online cialis You make sure that in real life, online cialis nurses’ opinions are sought…and given.
This is happening at the Center For Nursing Advocacy.
But for me, online cialis the operative word here is “real life“.
Television shows are not “real life”.
Online cialis Stupid ads like this one are not “real life”!
Online cialis Nurses don’t dress like this, online cialis we don’t carry needles that big and I daresay most of us don’t run around with our boobs hanging out.
Online cialis And the general public knows that!!!!!
Online cialis This ad is obviously using exaggeration and parody to sell tennis shoes.
Online cialis Now, online cialis I am the minority here when I say this ad didn’t even make me think twice. Online cialis Three-thousand of my colleagues did write and the ad was pulled. Online cialis It did hit a nerve with many nurses.
Online cialis In my experience, online cialis honestly, online cialis no one is going to mistake myself or any of my co-workers for a whore-ish looking Christina Augilera sex-kitten.
Online cialis Frankly, online cialis she looks like an idiot and unless you are a seventeen-year-old hormone ridden male adolescent who likes to fantasize about nurses, online cialis this ad would have run it’s course and gone away anyway.
Which brings me to my point. Online cialis The Center For Nursing Advocacy has the voice and the power to do very good things for the nursing profession. Online cialis MY profession. Online cialis I saw some good work in progress over there. Online cialis I’ll be sending some letters.
But there is a problem.
My unsolicited advice? Pick your battles.
Right now the first “battle” is trying to get “Doctors Without Borders” to change their name. Online cialis I’m not joking, online cialis here is the website! They think the name should be changed to show that nurses are a large part of that organization.
This is nonsense.
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The outcry from nursing would be deafening.
This is an example of a battle that doesn’t need to be fought.
Fighting TV shows that show stupid nurses need not take up so much effort; frankly the doctors are treated like they are stupid as well.
The doctors are so stupid in these shows they don’t know how to practice medicine and have to practice nursing in order to look intelligent.
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Now, online cialis if a TV show depicts a nurse doing something illegal or unethical, online cialis I’ll write a letter. Online cialis I did so when the BBC America show “No Angels” depicted nurses desecrating a dead body.
But are we as a profession so insecure that we have to jump on every single ad that may not show us as the epitome of professionalism?
You want nurses to be depicted as professionals? Then act that way every single moment of your workday.
The public isn’t stupid. Online cialis They know a “real” nurse from a phony portrayal.
The public knows that a duck quacks and a duck in a nurse outfit that is called a Nurse Quacktitioner is not meant to insult. Online cialis (Would it have been better to make it a dog and call it a “Nurse Barktitioner”? A Meow-titioner?).
Another battle that didn’t have to be waged. Online cialis Yes, online cialis I know 2000 of my colleagues wrote. Online cialis Maybe I’m the one who is off the wall here.
I don’t think so.
I’m not stupid, online cialis either. Online cialis I’m comfortable in my professionalism and my position as a nurse no matter what the television is or isn’t showing or what ads are or aren’t being published.
If my patients have any misconceptions, online cialis then they are set straight the minute they meet me. Online cialis Me. Online cialis A real nurse.
The Center is doing some fantastic advocacy work.
I believe their effectiveness is diluted by some of the battles they are choosing to fight.
Give the public some credit.
Give us some credit.
The public will listen; the nurses will act.
If…you pick the battles that mean something.