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Image of Nursing in the Media

doi: 10.1097/NNE.0b013e31828dc249
Departments: News, Notes and Tips

Although nurses are at the top of the 2012 Gallup Poll for Honesty and Ethics once again, the media and screen representations of nurses often are not positive or do not capture the reality of nursing practice. Three authors of nursing fiction, Melanie M. McEwen, PhD, RN, Eleanor Sullivan, PhD, RN, FAAN, and Pamela Klauer Triolo, PhD, RN, FAAN, are creating a database of nurses who write and publish fiction that features nurses. The authors expect that this information would become a public database designed to promote the nursing profession through the positive portrayal of nurses in the literature.

If you are interested in participating in this database, have questions, or know of other authors, please contact Pam at

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