ever notice that when you watch tv and movies, or read books, magazines or newspapers, there are just too many writers who display an obvious lack of knowledge about medicine--and especially nursing?
there are lots of regular contributors to
media's blatant medical bloopers.
the worst part is, it's relatively easy to get the information. all they'd have to do is ask! failing that, if writers must tackle medical topics and know zilch about it, doncha wish they'd hire a nurse consultant!
tell us which books, news stories, or tv programs you've seen recently and include specifics, please, so we won't have to have an enjoyable time ruined by the uninformed.
i love mary higgins clark, but i nearly threw "the second time around"
out the airplane window when i got to the part that read, "all i could think about was the accident that left dr. broderick comatized
and in critical condition."
left him what??!
not only is that the incorrect medical term, it's not even a word!
i winced but was willing to ignore the earlier warning i read when she repeatedly played for sympathy for a fire victim by referring to "the oxygen tubes in her nostrils".
doncha wished she'd have consulted a nurse
about this stuff???? geez.