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Literature review on the images of the nurse and nursing in the media

Literature review on the images of the nurse and nursing in the media
Literature review on the images of the nurse and nursing in the media
This study concentrates on the images of the nurse and nursing seen most commonly in the media and attempts to trace the images back to their origins and to explain their continued use, despite the rapidly changing role of the nurse in today's world. The images have been derived mostly from the historical roots of nursing and sometimes as a reaction to the increasing influence of the feminist movement. The author takes a look at the four main images of the nurse seen in the media, which are the ministering angel, the battleaxe, the naughty nurse and the doctor's handmaiden and then goes on to take a brief look at the other images commonly perpetuated by the media. The author summarizes the probable effects of the media stereotypes on nurses themselves and the service they provide and also takes a look at attempts to dispel these stereotypes.
0309-2402
850-854
Bridges, J.M.
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Bridges, J.M.
57e80ebe-ee5f-4219-9bbc-43215e8363cd

Bridges, J.M. (1990) Literature review on the images of the nurse and nursing in the media. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 15 (7), 850-854. (PMID:2203842)

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Abstract

This study concentrates on the images of the nurse and nursing seen most commonly in the media and attempts to trace the images back to their origins and to explain their continued use, despite the rapidly changing role of the nurse in today's world. The images have been derived mostly from the historical roots of nursing and sometimes as a reaction to the increasing influence of the feminist movement. The author takes a look at the four main images of the nurse seen in the media, which are the ministering angel, the battleaxe, the naughty nurse and the doctor's handmaiden and then goes on to take a brief look at the other images commonly perpetuated by the media. The author summarizes the probable effects of the media stereotypes on nurses themselves and the service they provide and also takes a look at attempts to dispel these stereotypes.

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Published date: July 1990
Organisations: Bio-Behavioural Sciences

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Local EPrints ID: 360652
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/360652
ISSN: 0309-2402
PURE UUID: 06d08d68-7510-4e1c-90fa-6322701b9c08
ORCID for J.M. Bridges: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-6776-736X

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Date deposited: 20 Dec 2013 15:38
Last modified: 06 Jun 2018 12:31

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