Jon Stewart: Make amends for ridiculing nursing on The Daily Show
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Jon Stewart: Make amends for ridiculing nursing on The Daily Show

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      The Truth About Nursing

Jon Stewart's repeated insistence that two former U.S military medics who appeared on the show are vastly overqualified to be school nurses, and Stewart's mockery of school nursing in general, reinforced the public undervaluation that undermines nurses' claims to adequate resources for their work. This dearth of resources is a key factor in the global nursing shortage that takes millions of lives every year.

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    • Helene Andrews NEWTOWN, CT
      • 9 months ago

      Nurses are caring for people who need to be cared for and improve peoples lives .

    • Dana Daddario CHEEKTOWAGA, NY
      • 10 months ago

      Nursing School is very challenging. Not everyone can do it, therefore I don't appreciate nurses being look down upon in any way. Nurses do way more than people think. Doctors are rarely with their patients. Nurses are with 4-6 patients for 12 hours a day. We are the eyes and ears for the doctors. Nurses tell the doctors what has been happening with the patient the never see. We suggest treatment options to the doctors. Often nurses catch doctors mistakes regarding medication errors. We explain things to the patient the doctor cannot or doesn't have time for. Nursing requires a lot of skill and it should be portrayed that way in shows. Furthermore, most doctors are aware of the knowledge nurses have and look to them for advice and input. We are a health care TEAM. Doctors and nurses work together to communicate the patients needs, please show this on the show, or at least stop looking down upon nurses. Who was at your bedside while you were in the hospital, giving you medications, making sure you were comfortable, drawing your blood, monitoring your labs, assessing your vitals every shift? I guarantee you it wasn't the Doctor.

    • Richard Marsh AKRON, OH
      • 10 months ago

      I suggest, Mr. Stewart, that you interview some former medics who have since become RN's about the need for complete nursing education.

    • Teresa Turnbull PORTAND, OR
      • 10 months ago

      The critical role of nursing in keeping this country healthy can easily be domonstrated by countries where a trained nurse in any community in devloping countries creates a vast improvement in the community's health and welfare. Nurses understand that we have to approach the person as a whole in order to truly impact a person's well-being.

    • Aileen Connell SAN DIEGO, CA
      • 11 months ago

      I am a young nurse, I graduated from one of the top nursing schools int the country. I am tired of answering the question, "Why did you go to THAT school just for nursing?" It is a huge hit to my confidence in Nursing as a profession. I would like to minimize the negative view of nursing and increase the positive, REALISTIC view of nursing as a profession.


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