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Old 12-08-2010, 09:20 AM
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Default Dr. Oz should certainly know better!

'Dr. Oz' dancing 'nurses' draw ire of nurse groups

Tuesday, December 07, 2010




LOS ANGELES - December 7, 2010 --
"The Dr. Oz Show" needs a transfusion of respect for the nursing profession,
a media watchdog group said after the TV show featured women costumed
as sexy nurses.

By LYNN ELBER, AP Television Writer

The November segment about weight loss featured six women wearing high
heels, retro nurses' caps and white dresses with red lingerie peeking out.
The women danced briefly with series host Dr. Mehmet Oz and the audience.
Sandy Summers, executive director of the nonprofit group The Truth About Nursing,
called the segment demoralizing and demeaning to nurses.
She has launched a letter-writing campaign encouraging others to protest it.
"Many people look to Dr. Oz for reliable health information, and he should teach
them who nurses really are, and be part of the solution to the nursing crisis,"
she added. American Nurses Association spokeswoman Joan Hurwitz
also criticized the segment. "It's disappointing in terms of a show like 'Dr. Oz' using
that kind of sexist caricature of nursing," Hurwitz said. Fighting media images that
belittle nursing is an "uphill battle," she said, adding, "with a physician, I guess we would
expect more." Hurwitz suggested Oz and his show highlight examples of the innovative
work nurses are doing to foster preventative care and their crucial role in the changing
health care system. In a statement Monday, the show apologized for any unintended offense
and promised, "We will do better in the future." Summers responded by calling for an on-air
apology and said the show about health should work to expose media distortions that undermine
efforts to create robust, well-funded nursing ranks. The "Dr. Oz" segment featured guest
Angel Williams, who attributed her weight loss to dancing. Williams announced she would
"get sexy" and unbuttoned the top of her outfit to show her red undergarment as she invited
Oz to dance with her. Five other women in similar costumes joined with Williams, Oz
and the audience in a few steps. None of the women are believed to be nurses, a "Dr. Oz"
spokesman said. In its statement, the show said it was sorry for "any hurt feelings."
"Dr. Oz has worked alongside extraordinary nursing professionals throughout his
medical career and holds nurses in the highest regard as they save lives and heal patients,
" the statement said. "Any attempt at humor should never call into question
Dr. Oz's utmost respect for the nurses with whom he works and has lauded in other shows."

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Old 12-08-2010, 11:12 AM
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"Attempt at humor"? Our "Bad Joke of the Night" thread has better humor than that.

I never did like that guy, with his weird dietary selections and his spa treatments that the average person can't even hope to have.
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Gives me yet another reason not to like him.....
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"Attempt at humor"? Our "Bad Joke of the Night" thread has better humor than that.

I never did like that guy, with his weird dietary selections and his spa treatments that the average person can't even hope to have.

My Mother thinks he walks on water because he's one of Oprah's Boys.... that alone gives me a reason to not trust him. Mom thinks Oprah is the be all and end all of people. Sorry, she just doesn't do it for me.

Mom is always "Dr. Oz this" and "Dr. Oz that".... and of course, she has to pass on his "diet" tips to me. I just look at her and roll my eyes.

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With those ears he looks more like Dr. Spock. He's way too pretentious and self-absorbed for my liking and I never could understand America's obsession with Oprah.

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With those ears he looks more like Dr. Spock. He's way too pretentious and self-absorbed for my liking and I never could understand America's obsession with Oprah.

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Neither can I. And, I don't think I need to tell you what he can do with his Truth Tube.
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With those ears he looks more like Dr. Spock. He's way too pretentious and self-absorbed for my liking and I never could understand America's obsession with Oprah.

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Me either, Julie... too Diva for me. Everyone thinks she is so "nice" and "down to earth", yet I also hear stories about how much of a demanding Diva she really is... and God Forbid if you are in a grocery store checkout line and you don't know who she is... she will be sure to tell you.....

I can't handle people like that... never could.

A very famous hockey player got kind of rude with me when I didn't ask him for his autograph, but I asked the lesser known player who was walking beside him. He said to me really snotty "Don't you know who I am?" I said "Yes, Mr. So and So, I am quite aware of who you are. Please excuse me. I have more important things to do than discuss your overinflated ego." He didn't like that. Oh well.
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Good answer. I remember one time, years ago, when some person on a bus decided he didn't like something I had said, and who threatened to give me a piece of his mind. I said, "Oh, please don't; obviously, you have little enough to spare as it is." I love it when just the right comeback materializes in your brain.
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