Beyond nurse ratched: Nursing

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This chapter grew from a research study investigating how nurses (male and female) were portrayed in feature films made between 1900 and 2007 with the nurse as the film's main or principle character and a story line specifically related to nursing. 1 The first part of this chapter will focus specifically on how male nurses are portrayed in feature films and the second part will address the portrayal of female nurses in film. The original research identified 280 feature films, and of these films, seven featured male nurses in significant roles. However, further investigation, a more focused review of films related to male nurses, and the consideration of films made since 2007 has resulted in a wider representation of male-nurse related feature films.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCinemeducation
Subtitle of host publicationUsing film and other visual media in graduate and medical education
EditorsMatthew Alexander, Patricia Lenahan, Anna Pavlov
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherRadcliffe Publishing Ltd
Number of pages22
ISBN (Print)9781846195075
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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    Stanley, D. (2012). Beyond nurse ratched: Nursing. In M. Alexander, P. Lenahan, & A. Pavlov (Eds.), Cinemeducation: Using film and other visual media in graduate and medical education (Vol. 2, pp. 283-304). Radcliffe Publishing Ltd.