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Nursing has been portrayed for a long time on television and in the movies; but are nurses portrayed in a positive and accurate light? Some advocates for nursing take issue with the way nurses are portrayed in the media, and have begun awareness campaigns to improve nurses' images.
For example, an advocacy group takes issue with the way nurses are portrayed on the popular television show “Grey's Anatomy,” saying that the physicians are the ones who do the “exciting” work that nurses actually do in real life. They also took issue with the way a nursing strike was portrayed on the show, and have started a letter-writing campaign to improve the image of nurses. The advocacy group also has taken issue with the way nurses are portrayed on the television show “ER,” in Johnson & Johnson commercials, and even in Las Vegas slot machines called “Nurse Follies.” If you are interested in voicing your opinion, you can write letters to the various television and media producers as a part of the campaigns.