Journals Higher Education



Published: 15 October 2014

456 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199337064

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Saving Lives

Why the Media's Portrayal of Nursing Puts Us All at Risk

Updated Edition

Sandy Summers and Harry Jacobs Summers

  • Details media's role in reinforcing stereotypes that fuel the global nursing shortage and impact public health
  • Offers practical ideas to improve understanding and perception of nursing
  • Highly current case-study examples from popular media (TV's Nurse Jackie, The Mindy Project, House, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart; musical group the White Stripes) that are perpetuated in every new class of television and film

New to this Edition:

  • Examines the portrayal of nursing in news, entertainment, and advertising media in an era of massive change in health care
  • Coverage of nursing shortage and the implications for public health and health care
  • Examples of evolving portrayal of nursing across new media

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