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How about a show featuring a nurse who loves Jesus and LIVES her faith without pushing it on anyone. She would be modestly dressed, respectful, have a clean sense of humor, not swear, have expert skills and critical thinking, strong in pt. advocacy and a great team player...married and faithful. Or is that too boring?

By posting that only Christian nurses are acceptable, you have "pushed" that. I'm Jewish, and accept the other attributes you recommended, but it's hard to see the exclusion of nurses of other religions, who have been taught and perform as you wish we all would.

We Jews are about to observe Yom Kippur, the day of atonement. I'm looking at my actions in thye past year, assessing what I've done that may have hurt others; and at Temple on Wednesday night and Thursday I'll ask God for forgiveness, after making amends to those I may have harmed. The last part is hard for nurses, as we can't go to the patient to make amends if they were harmed by any mistake or misdeed we did. However, in prayer that will also be forgiven.

I admire Christians who follow Jesus's teachings. Please remember that he was Jewish, and followed all the observances of our religion, and was a Jewish "priest" in his lifetime. I think the fact that we don't accept his statement that he was the son of God (as we are all children of God) has been unintentionally divisive. For that, I'm sorry.

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By posting that only Christian nurses are acceptable, you have "pushed" that. I'm Jewish, and accept the other attributes you recommended, but it's hard to see the exclusion of nurses of other religions, who have been taught and perform as you wish we all would.

We Jews are about to observe Yom Kippur, the day of atonement. I'm looking at my actions in thye past year, assessing what I've done that may have hurt others; and at Temple on Wednesday night and Thursday I'll ask God for forgiveness, after making amends to those I may have harmed. The last part is hard for nurses, as we can't go to the patient to make amends if they were harmed by any mistake or misdeed we did. However, in prayer that will also be forgiven.

I admire Christians who follow Jesus's teachings. Please remember that he was Jewish, and followed all the observances of our religion, and was a Jewish "priest" in his lifetime. I think the fact that we don't accept his statement that he was the son of God (as we are all children of God) has been unintentionally divisive. For that, I'm sorry.

My post does not come close to "saying" that only Christian nurses are acceptable, and I am sorry that it appeared like that to you. I said nothing of exclusion of nurses of other religions.

I was not trying to be divisive.

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Yup, I remember it! In the late 80s, I believe... It was a spin off from Golden Girls.

I liked that show when I was a kid. I used to tell my Aunt that if I ever became a nurse I would never wear a dress like they did.

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I don't get Showtime but I will certainly watch it. It's the first show about a nurse since China Beach.

I don't get showtime either! :no:

 

I absolutely loved China Beach! :nurse:

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Has anyone else seen the trailer for the new Showtime Series starting in the summer, Nurse Jackie?

The plot is described as: "A nurse struggles to find a balance between the demands of her frenetic job at a New York City hospital and an array of personal dramas".

Sounds good, finally a show about nurses!

However, if you watch the trailer you see that nurse Jackie has a problem with prescriptiond drugs, along with her other personal dramas. Not so good! I'm trying to reserve judgement - it has a great cast including Edie Falco - but I'm not sure if this is going to be a positive thing for nurses, or just another exercise in bashing us.

I guess we'll see.

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IMHO: This is not going to be a positive thing for nurses. To use the character of a nurse represented in a pay per view channel to entertain the public with their predicitable so called edgy storylines that all render down to two things: forbidden sorid sex scenes and illegal drug use. Great way to embrace the public's trust in nurses eh? That is basically the premise behind all those pay channels. Polygamy, New Jersey mob families, vampire love, on and on. I told someone to watch for the next big shocker. They will try to fashion some storyline theme involving incest. That's my prediction. It's all junk TV to me. Few see it as I do, and that's what keeps those channels rolling in dough.

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I tend to agree with you about this not being entirely positive. Wouldn't it be nice if they could to a show about nurses that really portrays what we do in a realistic and unsensationalized way! Perhaps I'm asking too much - who would watch?

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Don't have Showtime...but have seen ads for a new TNT show called "HAWTHORNE" starring Jada Pinkett Smith. Not sure when it starts, but hopefully it will have a positive spin.

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I don't have a televison but I do believe in the power of the pen.

If, after you view the initial showing and it is not positive, or the future shows are not "nurse positive" try writing to the television/cable station.

Give solid rationales as to why you find the scripts offensive and suggest a few story-lines of your own.

Jot down the name of the medical or nurse advisor to the show and write a letter to her/him

E-mail the cable channel.....

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Can't see anything coming from Showtime that is going to be positive. This network has a definite viewpoint and the everyday lives of nurses does not fit in there. For every nurse with a drug problem, there is a nurse without one; but you see the network show is going to be about the nurse with a problem. They must think that the run of the mill nurse is too boring for their audience.

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