Seeking standards: nurses real and fictional and their professional standards in British popular culture

Harmes, Marcus K. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5104-1967 and Harmes, Barbara ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5599-4204 and Harmes, Meredith A. (2021) Seeking standards: nurses real and fictional and their professional standards in British popular culture. In: The Nurse in Popular Media: Critical Essays. McFarland & Company, Inc., Jefferson, United States, pp. 124-137. ISBN 978-1-4766-8418-5


Abstract

The lost continent of British cinema, which is Julian Petley’s conceptualization of a body of commercially and publicly popular films that are nonetheless on the fringes of critical and academic respectability, is now a familiar part of film studies (1986). Not all the films found in this lost continent, nor all the themes and angles they cover, have received attention and one hitherto unexplored angle is commentary on the changing profile of the nursing profession accessed via popular culture. The ‘lost continent’ applies particularly to cinema, but other depictions of nursing in popular television equally merit analysis and will provide the source base for this chapter.


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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - USQ College (8 Jun 2020 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - USQ College (8 Jun 2020 -)
Date Deposited: 02 Dec 2021 01:46
Last Modified: 07 Sep 2022 01:49
Uncontrolled Keywords: nursing; National Health Service; Carry On films; British cinema
Fields of Research (2008): 19 Studies in Creative Arts and Writing > 1902 Film, Television and Digital Media > 190204 Film and Television
21 History and Archaeology > 2103 Historical Studies > 210305 British History
Fields of Research (2020): 43 HISTORY, HERITAGE AND ARCHAEOLOGY > 4303 Historical studies > 430303 Biography
43 HISTORY, HERITAGE AND ARCHAEOLOGY > 4303 Historical studies > 430304 British history
36 CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING > 3605 Screen and digital media > 360501 Cinema studies
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970121 Expanding Knowledge in History and Archaeology
Socio-Economic Objectives (2020): 28 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 2801 Expanding knowledge > 280113 Expanding knowledge in history, heritage and archaeology
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/45468

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