Stupid medical student denigrating nurses
Okay, although I just put up the piece regarding nurses being overly sensitive about being portrayed as sex objects, I agree with the post at the Nurse Practitioner’s Place. I cannot believe that these medical students even thought this would be appropriate.
July 8, 2005 — The Edmonton Journal published a fair piece by Jodie Sinnema on May 19 about the recent controversy surrounding the lyrics of a ‘Nurses’ Song’ performed by University of Alberta medical students at their annual ‘Medshow.’ It seems that nursing professors, the university provost, and even the medical school dean found something objectionable about the song’s assertions that nurses were ‘whores’ and ‘bitches’ whose ‘incompetence’ threatened to ‘make our patients die.’ But at least the medical students felt nurses were qualified to ‘fill up my coffeepot’ and ‘give good head,’ and the refrain urged nurses to ‘show me those boobs.’ The song seems to reflect virulent misogyny, ignorance of nursing, and professional insecurity, a perfect storm of dysfunction that persists in many clinical settings, harming patients and contributing to nursing burnout and the global nursing shortage. For more click link: