Sandy Summers and Harry Jacobs Summers, authors of the book Saving Lives: Why the Media Portrayals of Nurses Put US All at Risk have now published a list of the best and worst portrayals of nurses of 2009 on their website, truthaboutnursing.org. Some nurses may be chagrined at the surprise pick topping their ‘best’ list —Nurse Jackie.
The character of Nurse Jackie played by Edie Falco on the self-same titled Showtime drama caused much controversy among RN’s last year as she debuted on screen as a pill popping adulterer.
Summers attest however, that “she’s human and fights for the best care for her patients.”
Find out who else made the ‘best’ list and also who’s on the ‘worst’ list by going here.
Source: Baltimore Sun