June 26, 2003 -- Christie Blatchford's column "Militant angels of mercy" in the June 7 issue of Canada's National Post, mounts a bizarre attack on the modern nursing profession, as she yearns for the good old days when nurses were "kind" and "loved, if not always respected."
Jul 10, '03
Ms Blatchford is an IDIOT. E-mail being composed.
I found a reference to Christie Blatchford on Google on the Canadian Medico-Legal site.....
They are apparently NOT fans of nurses.
Arguably Toronto's most popular columnist, and certainly the most devoutly read, Christie Blatchford has made a name for herself by tackling tough issues in her characteristically straightforward, no-holds-barred style. After landing her first gig at The Globe and Mail, Blatchford quickly rose through the ranks to become a sports columnist before taking a job at The Toronto Star. In 1983 she took a job as a humour columnist for the Life section of the Toronto Sun before landing her well-known page-five column. Blatchford's column now appears exclusively in the National Post several times a week.
She's made a crusade about the death of an indiginous peoples child who died of dehydration/malnutrition.
Last edit by P_RN on Jul 10, '03
Jul 11, '03
A couple of thoughts ...
1. Columnists have to come up with something on a regular basis. Sometimes they hit pay dirt, and other times, well, they scrape the bottom of the barrel. In other words, don't necessarily take it too seriously.
2. Contrary to an earlier suggestion, this woman is no Camille Paglia. I've read lots of Paglia, and she's -- while controversial at times -- insightful, interesting, and fun to read. Blatchford is none of these.
3. Most readers are not going to find her thoughts ringing true to reality. I mean, this is not what nursing is like, unless Canadian nursing is FAR different from that in the States. (I don't think it is, by the way).
4. Mean comment from the male side of the board: this woman is certainly no looker, either ...
Jim Huffman, RN
Last edit by brian on Jul 13, '03