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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/158797
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Image of nursing in American movies: 1933-2000
Abstract:
Image of nursing in American movies: 1933-2000
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2001
Author:Murray, Marilyn
P.I. Institution Name:University of Kansas Medical Center
Contact Address:School of Nursing, 3901 Rainbow Boulevard, Kansas City, KS, 66160, USA
Thirty American movies, premiering between 1933 and 2000, are analyzed for an image of nursing using Streubert and Carpenter’s qualitative historical research model. Trends are identified between the seven decades concluding that the media has inaccurately and negatively portrayed the image of the professional nurse. Images of nurses include subservient handmaidens, authoritarian and rule-oriented militants, sex objects, and characters that fail to make competent clinical and personal decisions. Overall, the nurses characters are female and in their 20’s-30. Seven films (23%) provide a positive image of the professional nurse, including four films produced between 1990 and 2000. However, only one film with a positive nursing image represents nurses in modern times. The impact of a negative nursing image is paramount, especially with the advent of a major national nursing shortage. Recommendations include: 1) nurses must develop media awareness, 2) nurses must take an active response to film portrayal of nurses and nursing, 3) nurses must protest negative images, and 4) nurses need to encourage advocacy by nursing groups.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleImage of nursing in American movies: 1933-2000en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/158797-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Image of nursing in American movies: 1933-2000</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2001</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Murray, Marilyn</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Kansas Medical Center</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">School of Nursing, 3901 Rainbow Boulevard, Kansas City, KS, 66160, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">smbfllc@hotmail.com</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Thirty American movies, premiering between 1933 and 2000, are analyzed for an image of nursing using Streubert and Carpenter&rsquo;s qualitative historical research model. Trends are identified between the seven decades concluding that the media has inaccurately and negatively portrayed the image of the professional nurse. Images of nurses include subservient handmaidens, authoritarian and rule-oriented militants, sex objects, and characters that fail to make competent clinical and personal decisions. Overall, the nurses characters are female and in their 20&rsquo;s-30. Seven films (23%) provide a positive image of the professional nurse, including four films produced between 1990 and 2000. However, only one film with a positive nursing image represents nurses in modern times. The impact of a negative nursing image is paramount, especially with the advent of a major national nursing shortage. Recommendations include: 1) nurses must develop media awareness, 2) nurses must take an active response to film portrayal of nurses and nursing, 3) nurses must protest negative images, and 4) nurses need to encourage advocacy by nursing groups.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T21:24:21Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T21:24:21Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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