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Iconography of Nurse III: Changing to Language

     In this last photograph in the call light triptych the icon is gone, and replaced with the word nurse. Changing from pictograph to language makes clear who the patient requests when pushing the button.          Recently, a vendor promoting a product his company sold visited the nurses … Continue reading

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Call Lights: Iconography of Nurse II

       This is a photograph of a second hospital call light. The nurse cap is removed from this icon. This is the first image posted on Die Krankenschwester  without gender-bias, because it is the first one I came across. It does not specify calling … Continue reading

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Identity: An Iconography of Nurse

Iconography Definition (source:  MSN Encarta Dictionary) 1. set of recognized images: the set of symbols or images used in a particular field of activity such as music or the movies and recognized by people as having a particular meaning  In … Continue reading

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Not All Nurses are Women: Nurse Cat II

 watercolor, ink, pastel & pencil on paper 2010 by JParadisi This is the second painting interpreting the image on a get-well card of a cat wearing a nurse hat.

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Not all Nurses are Women, Continued

 watercolor, ink, and pastel on paper       In a hospital gift shop I found a get well card with a photograph of a cat wearing a nurse cap. The cat looks pissed off in the photograph. Maybe the cat is angry because … Continue reading

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Metamorphosis: If Kafka Wrote about a Nurse

 watercolor and ink on paper 2010 by JParadisi       Someone comparing a mosquito bite to a nurse drawing blood gave me a photo-shopped image of a mosquito wearing a tiny nurse cap. It is that person’s perception of a common nursing task.

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Die Krankenschwester: The Sick Sister

The title of this blog, Die Krankenschwester (kron/ken/shwes/ter) translates to The Sick Sister.  It  is the German word for nurse.  In this blog, I begin with the question: Has media representation of nurses affected their identity? I explore the question through posts using visual art and sometimes essays. The posts are not authoratative declarations nor draw … Continue reading

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