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Cancel the show or at least give some sense of real nursing skill and autonomy

People have the right to show the public the kind of conduct we see on Scrubbing In. But when that conduct is so closely associated with nursing, it can be troubling, because of the profession's poor image. Nursing has endured decades of negative media images, including the enduring ideas that nurses are unskilled and sexually available. These stereotypes form the foundation of the disrespect and underfunding that has led to the global nursing shortage, which kills millions of people every year. And because of nursing's poor image, it matters which nurses are chosen to appear on a show like Scrubbing In and what they are seen to be doing on the show. We cannot assume that the public, particularly the impressionable young MTV demographic, will know that there are millions of highly qualified professional nurses out there regardless of what appears on this show. So the show is a public health problem. 

This petition was delivered to:
  • Executive in Charge of Production, MTV
    Janay Dutton
  • General Manager, MTV
    Stephen Friedman
  • Vice President for Program Publicity and Communications
    Jennifer Solari
  • Exective in Charge of Production
    Nick Predescu
  • Executive Producer, "Scrubbing In"
    Shannon Fitzgerald
  • Public Relations, "Scrubbing In"
    Candice Ashton
  • President MTV Programming
    Susanne Daniels
  • SVP of Communications & Public Affairs, MTV
    Jason Rzepka


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