Nurses Play Vital Roles in Health Care. Why Are They Invisible in the Media?

June 13, 2018

(STAT News) – Nurses have made vital contributions to health and health care for generations and are essential players today. Nurses outnumber doctors by almost 3 to 1. So why are nurses missing in action when it comes to health news stories? A landmark study conducted in 1997 painted a dismal picture of nurses and nursing in the media. The title of the report, “The Woodhull Study on Nursing and the Media: Health Care’s Invisible Partner,” says it all.

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