I just wrote another article that you might want to look at on Nurse Jackie. Here is the link.
I’ve now seen all 12 episodes and the series gets better and better. What troubles me about people’s responses to the show is that so few people have actually seen it and yet feel free to critique it.
As for Hawthorne, it just gets worse and worse. The other week Hawthorne, interfered with a DNA order from a woman who wanted to die, and threw herself in front of physicians who had decided to end a code on yet another patient. She continued pummeling the patient with paddles even though he was gone. This is a total insult to nurses who, in most cases, are begging physicians to stop futile treatment on patients who should be allowed to die. The writers of Hawthorne should check out the SUPPORT study. The to add insult to injury, Hawthorne’s teenage daughter was roaming around the hospital shooting video of patients. Apparently HIPPA is a thing of the past. I’d love to see more comments and conversation on these issues, so please write in.