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What do you think of “Nurse Jackie”?

June 5, 2009

“Nurse Jackie” – more media mistreatment of nurses?

Nurses who have viewed the first episode of the Showtime series “Nurse Jackie” have criticized its portrayal of an ED nurse who is a substance abuser and violates ethical principles. According to the cable network, it has also received “resoundingly positive” feedback from nurses.

  • What do you think about Nurse Jackie?
  • How are nurses generally depicted in the media?
  • Do fictional programs influence public opinion about nurses?