Tag Archives: media depiction of nurses

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, 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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