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Old 06-16-2009, 07:50 PM
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Thank you for contacting us about the new Showtime Original Series "Nurse Jackie,? starring Edie Falco. Like many Showtime Original Series, "Nurse Jackie" was created to be an exploration of complex characters and the story lines of their lives. Great care was given to accurately and honestly portray the moral dilemmas and challenges that face these often unsung heroes of the emergency room ? and the impact on their lives and the lives of others. Showtime believes that the power of Ms. Falco?s performance will go a long way towards enriching the respect and recognition that nurses so richly deserve.

The production team for this series has been advised by a team of Registered Nurses who were on set throughout production to give medical counsel regarding ER procedures. "Nurse Jackie" remains a fictional series with a primary intent to entertain.

Please know that we take viewer comments very seriously, and have passed your email on to the appropriate parties within our organization. Thank you again for writing, and thanks as always for watching Showtime.

Sincerely,
Showtime Customer Service


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How can Edie Falco's portrayal of an ER nurse "go a long way towards enriching the respect and recognition that nurses so richly deserve"? Nurses who work in the trenches do not have time to be screwing the pharmacist and having a gourmet lunch at a sit-down restaurant during a shift, not in any city in the United States! And showing a "nurse" flushing a body part down a toilet because she doesn't like the person from whom the part was separated is NOT something that any sane and normal nurse would do. This is not, in any way, shape, or form, an accurate portrayal of a nurse and will not gain us the respect that we do deserve.
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Old 06-16-2009, 08:20 PM
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th_smily Shameful response on their part. Great care was taken my arse!


Great care was given to accurately and honestly portray the moral dilemmas and challenges that face these often unsung heroes of the emergency room ? and the impact on their lives and the lives of others. Showtime believes that the power of Ms. Falco?s performance will go a long way towards enriching the respect and recognition that nurses so richly deserve. ( What kind of is that ? )


They want us to believe we will get respect by having relations with a pharmacist and flushing body parts. Gee, and I wanted patients to trust and respect us. They need to fire the " nurses " who were on set to help maintain accuracy.
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Old 06-16-2009, 09:13 PM
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Wasn't that the same reply I got obviously a form letter response. I'd like to know where they got those expert nurses from? I mean doing chest compressions on a patient still talking to you.....please.
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