Topic 3 DQ 1

Please write a paragraph with your opinion based on the text
bellow. Please include citations and references in case you need to used for
the question.

The media can provide a negative image of nursing by portraying
a nurse as an individual who lacks the education and training to deliver
quality care. The news likes to focus on nurses that have made a fatal error
resulting in death. Television can sometimes depict the nursing profession as
made up of woman that only take orders from demanding male physicians or lack
the competency to play a strong female role. Nurses have been shown to be drug
addicted and unreliable for entertainment purposes. The media has exposed many
of the negative aspects of nursing but in some cases, the light shines through.

Recently, the profession of Nursing was given recognition thru
National Nurse’s Week which started May 6th and ended May
12th (Florence nightingales birthday). During this week, nurses
were accepted as strong leaders of the community. The public was given the
opportunity to distinguish the truth about nursing from the reality and fiction
that surrounds this profession. The media provided a positive image of nursing
which included respect and acknowledgement for all the hard work and progress
the field of nursing has made. Nurses were admired and highly praised!

The only way to change the health care system is to proudly
advocate as nurses. Nurses should educate the public on the role and scope of
nursing as well as the changes that have helped further the advancement of the
profession. When nurses stand up for our practice and advertise the important
roles we play in the health care system the public will be better equipped to
make an informed decision on the skill level and patience that is required
daily to serve the public in a beneficial way.

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